The idea is to create an environment that will encourage bus riding, walking, and bicycling, said town Supervisor Peter Barber. Most of the properties within the proposed overlay district are owned by Pyramid Management, owner of Crossgates Mall.

Opinion

As national trends shape local economies, we can see in our midst how communities change.

Guilderland

GUILDERLAND — Slipping here and there along the well-polished floor tiles, Albert EinSwine was greeted with smiles, outstretched hands, and an occasional gasp as he traveled the corridors of Our Lady of Mercy Life Center on Friday afternoon.

New Scotland

James Olsen, the new owner of the site of the former Voorheesville Diner, said that there are plans for a new restaurant.

Regional

Margaret Craven Snowden

Two women — both retired local doctors — believe terminally ill patients should have more control over how and when to die. They are fighting for state laws that would allow that.

Hilltowns

A Berne-Knox-Westerlo junior won first place in a Future Farmers of America state competition for her knowledge of police dogs and other jobs involving animals and agriculture.

Sports

The Guilderland Unified Basketball team showed its dominance last Thursday at home against Tamarac. The teams combine boys and girls, and regular-education students along with special-education students.