Melissa Hale-Spencer

From the editor
A question of culture and gender

Is it wrong, or offensive, to call athletes who are girls "attractive"" I don’t think so.



— Melissa Hale-Spencer

GUILDERLAND — Farnsworth Middle School has a fourth house that now officially, like the other three houses, has a Native American-inspired name: Seneca.


— Melissa Hale-Spencer

GUILDERLAND — A Guilderland High School student took prescription pills from his home and shared them with his friends, police say.



— Melissa Hale-Spencer

KNOX — Jeremy Rue is home in the Hilltowns on R & R. He’s a long way from the deserts of Iraq where he has served as a member of the National Guard and to which he will return.



— Melissa Hale-Spencer

GUILDERLAND — In a year when the town reassessed properties, reflecting soaring values, the only budgets that residents get to vote on — for school and library — passed by comfortable margins.



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GUILDERLAND — Sean McConaghy, a Farnsworth Middle School health and physical education teacher and the Guilderland High School head coach for varsity lacrosse, was arrested on May 7 for driving while intoxicated.



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Deb Wein and Colleen Mickle are women of action.

Physical education teachers at Guilderland Elementary School, they have a mission. They speak a message all of us — kids and grown-ups alike — should heed.


— Melissa Hale-Spencer

DORMANSVILLE — More people turned out to celebrate Frances Swart’s birthday than she had candles on her cake. Swart is 95; close to 100 well-wishers celebrated her life on Sunday.

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