Melissa Hale-Spencer

Sex offender shunned
Elms says he has no place to go

GUILDERLAND — On Sunday evening, Matthew Elms felt his options had run out.

GUILDERLAND — The families of Helen Fisher and William Slater are dealing this week with their tragic deaths.

ALBANY — Eleven months after he was arrested and nearly two months since a jury found him guilty of murder, Erick Westervelt, still maintaining his innocence, was sentenced last Thursday to 25 years to life in prison.

The news from Guilderland this week was sad. The front page says it all.

At GCHS, Pipa says
"Let kids play Shakespeare and let them love it"

GUILDERLAND — Michael Pipa loves Shakespeare. He talks about the Bard with passion.

"Good history is good drama"

GUILDERLAND — The battles for women’s suffrage will be played out on the stage of Farnsworth Middle School this year.

GUILDERLAND — The school district here is taking steps to safeguard finances just as the state comptroller’s five-point plan has been signed into law.

I take pictures, but my daughter is a photographer.

ALTAMONT — Two performers from different eras, different worlds stand on the sideshow stage Saturday night — a fire-eating dwarf and a lank young man who swallows swords.

By Bill Sherman


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