ALTAMONT — Elizabeth Scott grew up along the Bozenkill in a post-and-beam solar house on land her parents named Sumac Ridge for the clumps of sumac that dotted the landscape.

Her father, now retired, was an Earth-science professor at the University of Albany who did studies on global climate issues. So, in the midst of the energy crisis in the 1970s, they built their home.

Opinion

Human progress comes in waves. We must not let the tide ebb on our nation’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions.

Guilderland

Guilderland has received a grant of $680,800 to install a sidewalk that will accommodate wheelchairs, linking the Guilderland Library to the SEFCU building at Regency Park Drive, near Route 155.

New Scotland

The village board adopted a $2.3 million budget, which will keep tax rates flat, and also expressed interest in working to get a green grant.

Regional

A Bethlehem native who grew up “right around the corner” from some of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy’s preserves has now been hired there. The position is funded by a $66,000 state grant.

Hilltowns

Westerlo is currently facing a decision of whether or not to construct a 120-foot cell tower in order to improve cell service in the area. But some residents are more concerned about potential health risks and the visual impact.

Sports

The weather mangled schedules for the Guilderland varsity baseball and softball teams this spring season. The Guilderland baseball team has played only two games, both wins, so the Dutchmen are 2-0 overall. The softball team has played three games and is 1-2 overall.

 

 

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