Guilderland residents were up in arms and out in full force at Tuesday’s town board meeting, asking the board to help them fight the new state-set equalization rate for the town that has seen the rates of some town residents who live in other school districts rise almost 19 percent.

Opinion

Cheryl Nunamacher is courageous to speak of her son’s opioid addiction, helping to mute the stigma. Her experience shows us that better coordination is needed among the professionals — police, judges, probation officers, and rehab counselors — who are in the front lines fighting drug addiction and the crimes that often go with it.

Guilderland

Parents are also urging the board to reconsider their guidelines for class size before the next budget session, to avoid future problems.

New Scotland

An Albany resident wants to help residents get more transparency from government, but without access to cable services, which could be difficult.

Regional

Albany County’s adopted-shared services plan includes eight proposals, ranging from shared health insurance to joint utility purchases.

Hilltowns

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Board of Education is putting up for a Nov. 2 vote two propositions for capital projects — for $15 million and $5 million. After a lengthy debate over whether the capital project was a “blank check” or a means of improving student education, three board members voted yes, one voted no, and one abstained.

Sports

The Voorheesville Blackbirds’ cross-country runners showed off their speed and determination against the Albany Academies and Watervliet on Tuesday afternoon at Albany Academy.