Melissa Hale-Spencer

Board debatesHow to preserve Westerlo’s rural character"

WESTERLO — The town board here wants to develop a right-to-farm law and, at its lawyer’s suggestion, may consider a moratorium on developments.

Three months, three rituals

Ritual enriches us as a society.

Altamont: 2005 in review
Village restructures PD, wrestles with water

GUILDERLAND — On Christmas Eve, the Berschwinger family fled their smoke-filled Belleview Drive home, and volunteer firefighters arrived to battle the blaze.

GUILDERLAND — A peace walk at the local mall Friday was a victory for free speech and a chance to protest the war for some of the two dozen who participated but, for some of the bystanders, it was an annoyance or even an insult.

Robber takes cigs

GUILDERLAND — On Dec. 24 at about 6 a.m., a man walked into the CVS at 2040 Western Ave. and handed the cashier a note indicating it was a robbery, say Guilderland Police.

Last Friday, the day before Christmas Eve, Crossgates Mall was packed with last-minute shoppers and holiday revelers.

GUILDERLAND — Gregory Aidala, who has been at the helm of the Guilderland School District for the past five years, sees himself as a problem-solver and a facilitator.

GUILDERLAND — Diane Cameron, the new director for Community Caregivers, is an optimist.


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