Sean Mulkerrin

GUILDERLAND — A long-in-the-making proposal for 46 residential units near the town’s center is looking more like a reality after the Guilderland Planning Board’s April 26 meeting.

Pyramid is proposing to build a 163,000-square-foot Costco with an 18-pump gas station, parking for 770 vehicles, and eight electric-vehicle charging stations.

The Guilderland Comprehensive Plan Update Committee recently held its third public meeting, where its members and the public expressed similar concerns about the committee’s ability to run the plan’s update process as it sees fit. 

On May 16, Voorheesville Central School District voters will decide on proposed increased spending plans from the public library and school district, while candidates running for each institution’s board are unopposed. 

New Scotland has about a third of its American Rescue Plan Act funding remaining, a little over $600,000, and plans to discuss how to spend it on May 10, at 6:15 p.m.

The taxpayer-funded upgrades to the 15.5-mile track running from Delanson in Schenectady County through Altamont and merging with CSX’s line in Voorheesville is so Norfolk Southern’s trains are able to pull rail cars each carrying 80,000 pounds of automobiles from the nation’s car manufacturers. 

Troy Miller is proposing to build 10 new homes on the 11 subdivided lots in Altamont. 

The Altamont tax rate for next year will increase from $2.095 per $1,000 of assessed value to $2.15 per $1,000. According to the village, a home with a full-market value of $443,000 will pay about 20 more dollars in property taxes next year, while a home with a full-market value of $241,00 would pay about $11 more.

NEW SCOTLAND — Picard’s Grove, once a community gathering place for generations and more recently the subject of a legal battle over its future use, is now being proposed as the new home of an

About two dozen members of 1199 Service Employees International Union took to the Guilderland facility’s parking lot on April 5 to call on Governor Kathy Hochul to close what they say is a Medicaid coverage gap in the 2024 state budget.  


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