Melissa Hale-Spencer

Alan has been involved either driving school buses for Berne-Knox-Westerlo or supervising the transportation department. He has also served Berne as supervisor and as a town justice. Millie taught elementary school children for 35 years, along with coaching cross-country and track, and then went on to earn certification as an emergency medical technician to help with the Helderberg Ambulance squad.

“A comprehensive plan is more than just a document — it is a process of organizing the future of a community while protecting its meaningful and unique attributes,” wrote Michael D. Panichelli, the president of MJ Engineering and Land Surveying, the company hired to guide Guilderland’s comprehensive planning process.

A committee that has been set up to review easement requests will also walk the property, Supervisor Peter Barber said, and report to the town board, which will decide whether to grant the tax break.

The CDC guidance says people in counties labeled “high” should wear a high-quality mask or respirators in public and those at high risk of getting very sick are to consider avoiding non-essential indoor activities in public where they could be exposed.

The order, issued by Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon on Friday, will be enacted through rulemaking and is subject to public comment before a final decision is made. New Yorkers may email comments to by Dec. 11. If accepted, the wage increase would take effect on Dec. 31.

Sarah Slack is one of just two teachers in New York City — the city has 75,000 teachers in 1,800 public schools — to win the Muller Award this year.

The award carries a $20,000 honorarium for the teacher and a $5,000 award for the school or organization of its nominator. 

Today, Roberta Reardon, the state’s labor commissioner, issued an order accepting the recommendations made by the Farm Laborers Wage Board, in a 3-to-2 vote, on Sept. 6.

ALTAMONT — Nadia Raza was visiting family in Pakistan this summer when the floods came.

“We didn’t even know. I woke up one morning and I had text messages and Facebook messages from the entire Altamont community,” said Raza who owns a Pakistani restaurant in the village.

The World Health Organization has released six policy briefs outlining the key actions governments must take based on the evidence and experience of the last 32 months of what works best to save lives, protect health systems, and avoid social and economic disruption.

“It’s probably been the most difficult budget to prepare with all these uncertainties,” said Supervisor Peter Barber of next year’s tentative spending plan, which is up against the state-set levy limit. “It’s probably been the most difficult budget to prepare with all these uncertainties. We still have a very conservative approach. We hope that things turn out better than we fear.”


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