Melissa Hale-Spencer

The only appointment that engendered discussion was the new attorney, Janet Thayer, and the controversy centered not on her person nor her professionalism but rather on the process used to select her.

After the results were in, Superintendent Marie Wiles told The Enterprise, “I am delighted — in particular for Farnsworth Middle School and their enormous class sizes.”

The retired Guilderland resident has spent a lifetime helping the needy and vulnerable both as part of his career and in volunteer work.

In the way most of us breathe air — an essential intake to sustain life — Leonard A. Slade Jr. breathes poetry.

“We did have a little bit of a dip in proficiency level from pre-pandemic,” said Rachel Anderson of Guilderland students’ test scores. This was typical across the state and nation.

ALBANY COUNTY — The pandemic — or at least the government declarations of emergency it engendered — is ending not with a bang but a whimper.

The library has negotiated new contracts with its union employees. Raises were needed, according to the library’s director, Timothy Wiles, because salaries were higher at other local libraries, making recruiting and retention difficult.

Last month, the Biden administration announced that it would spend $1.1 billion to provide free COVID vaccinations to uninsured Americans after the vaccines are commercially marketed.

“This is the East Berne firehouse but it’s the community’s place,” said Mary Alice Molgard, who chairs the board of fire commissioners.

Meredith Osta has dedicated her life to helping vulnerable people.

She began her career working in child welfare at Schenectady County Children and Family Services. Now, she is working at the other end of the age spectrum, helping elderly residents to stay in their homes.


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