Melissa Hale-Spencer



By Maggie Gordon
GUILDERLAND — Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir sing what Tillery calls "survival music."





GUILDERLAND — Debra O’Brien is running for life — but not her own.

She gets up every morning at 5:30 to run three or four miles before she goes to work as a physical education teacher at Farnsworth Middle School.





GUILDERLAND — As the district is making health a new priority, the school board is scrutinizing the grocery list for school lunches.

The school lunch program at Guilderland pays for itself, taking in over $1 million annually.



Much of the history our children learn in school centers around war. This is perhaps merely a reflection of our society’s values, but it may also be a means of perpetuating those values.



By Andrew Schotz

ALBANY — Trackside at the University at Albany, Eleanor Alland waited and waited on Saturday, in wilting heat, for her son to compete.


— Bill Sherman

ALTAMONT — The village moved one step closer Tuesday night to borrowing $1.4 million for its new drinking-water system as the board of trustees unanimously passed a bond resolution.



— Melissa Hale-Spencer

GUILDERLAND — Four Guilderland High School students, three of them wielding baseball bats, were arrested Monday after police say they were trying to burglarize the new house at Farnsworth Middle School.



— Melissa Hale-Spencer
GUILDERLAND — Should the state change the rules for teachers’ pensions"



Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind."

— Dr. Samuel Johnson, The Rambler, 1751





ALTAMONT — When members of the Trumpler family turn on the taps in the Brandle Road farmhouse where they live, the water comes out brown.

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