ALTAMONT — Stewart’s Shops is again proposing an expansion that would require a zoning change, a measure that the village board rejected in a split vote three years ago.

At its monthly meeting, on Nov. 7, the board set a public hearing, for Dec. 12, on the Stewart’s request to rezone the property it owns at 107-109 Helderberg Ave. from residential to commercial. That property is adjacent to the current Stewart’s location on the tri-corner of Altamont Boulevard, Main Street, and Helderberg Avenue.

Opinion

“Imagine you’re 16 years and you find yourself hundreds of miles from home … It adds trauma to trauma.”

Guilderland

GUILDERLAND — Teacher Colleen Ryan’s wife, Barbara Martucci, got the news that Ryan would be receiving a new set of lungs early on the morning of the couple’s eighth wedding anniversary, Nov. 13.

Just before midnight that same day, the transplant surgery had been completed.

New Scotland

The village of Voorheesville sent a letter to residents recently with new recycling guidelines. China announced last year that it would no longer take in the world’s recyclables, sending the price of disposal through the roof.

Regional

Settlement money from the nation’s largest banks over misconduct that contributed to the housing crisis is being given to land banks across the state to revitalize communities with blighted or abandoned properties.

Hilltowns

With increased costs for the water district, garbage removal, and other expenses looming, the 2019 preliminary budget for the town of Westerlo stays under the state-set tax cap but increases by over $100,000.

Sports

The Guilderville and Duanesburg-BKW swim teams showed off their skills during last weekend's Division 1 and Division 2 sectional championship at Shenendehowa High School in efforts to win sectional titles and qualify for state competition.