Melissa Hale-Spencer

GUILDERLAND — More than two years after the Guilderland School District, faced with declining enrollment, sought ways to contend with empty classrooms, the school board Tuesday agreed to a contract with Victory Child Care.

The 8-year-old said he would go to San Diego for Major League Baseball’s Pitch, Hit and Run national competition — and he is.

Biddies will ride in a refurbished Ferris wheel as part of the Chick Follies at the Altamont Fair in August; the state ban on live fowl competitions has been lifted.

Those who work most closely with property values in Guilderland say it would be cost-prohibitive to undergo a town-wide revaluation.

ALTAMONT — Christine Marshall will be honored on June 28 at 6 p.m. when the parkland at the foot of Maple Avenue Extension is named for her. The triangular green space is planted with exotic grasses.

Marshall, who had served as a trustee on the village board since 2007, died on April 16.

KNOX — After a long and contentious public hearing on zoning amendments, the Knox Town Board on June 14 unanimously rejected measures that would have regulated light and noise for new businesses.

GUILDERLAND — In September, ninety 3- and 4-year-olds are expected to attend pre-kindergarten in Victory Child Care classes housed in Guilderland schools.

Fact-checking is not as simple as it sounds: What people say is true or even believe is true, may not actually be true.

“Omar Mateen does not represent us,” said one of three Muslim women addressing a crowd at the Guilderland library the day after the Orlando massacre. Fazana Saleem-Ismail quoted from the Qur’an: “Whoever kills a human being, it is as if he killed all of mankind.”

Gary Wright, convicted of attempting to rape his Berne neighbor, lost his appeal to the state’s highest court.


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