Melissa Hale-Spencer

Since late December, 81,720,820 tests have been distributed throughout New York, the governor’s office reported, adding that, of the over 100 million tests procured, nearly 20 million tests have been stockpiled to help prepare for any potential surges later this year.

GUILDERLAND — On May 24, the day that an 18-year-old in Uvalde, Texas gunned down 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School, the Guilderland School Board started its evening meeting with a moment of silence to honor and mourn the dead.

GUILDERLAND — After this year’s attempt to let high school students get the sleep that science shows they require, the Guilderland schools will return in the fall to the same start times the district used before the pandemic.

The study also found that COVID-19 survivors have twice the risk for developing pulmonary embolism or respiratory conditions than people who haven’t had COVID.

GUILDERLAND — “Hate is not a mental illness,” says Dr. Stephen Giordano.

He notes that there is no diagnostic category for hate, and it is wrong “to assume that hateful people, whatever their color, creed, or stripe, must be mentally ill.”

GUILDERLAND — Two Schenectady juveniles — a 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl — were arrested by Guilderland Police Wednesday in connection with the April 10 shooting at Crossgates Mall.

They are not being named by police because of their ages.

A rare virus usually seen in Africa, monkeypox has recently been identified in Europe and North America.

The CDC has tracked data that shows, from January 2021 to March 2022, Americans 18 and older who were unvaccinated were about five times more likely to be hospitalized than those who were up to date on vaccinations. Also, Americans age 12 and older who were unvaccinated were 17 times more likely to die from COVID-19.

 Corie Dugas, Ted Gup, Jo Ann Mulligan

In the end, seven residents launched write-in campaigns to serve on the 11-member board, which has unpaid posts.

Jeff Perlee

“This is an activity about community,” says Perlee, a lawyer and Albany County legislator who describes himself as an amateur historian.


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