Melissa Hale-Spencer

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.

— Melissa Hale-Spencer

GUILDERLAND — Thomas P. Farrelly, a beloved high school math teacher and long-time girls’ softball coach, is being memorialized with a scholarship in his name.

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.


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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