Arzu Demircan of Guilderland came to this country from Turkey a year ago and now owns her own store in Crossgates Mall. Her long-term goal, though, is to become a professor.

Guilderland

Employees and management of The Grand Guilderland — formerly the Guilderland Center Nursing Home — discussed why employees held an informational picket outside the facility last week.

New Scotland

A Schenectady man is in serious condition following a motorcycle crash on New Salem Road in New Scotland.

Regional

The largest-ever cyber-disaster— the hacking of private information from nearly half the residents of the United States in this year’s data breach of credit-card reporting agency Equifax — got New York State Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy thinking about what could be done to better protect online pr

Hilltowns

In Knox, a review of the proposed 2018 budget led to a discussion of how much of a pay increase its transfer-station and highway-department workers should receive.

Sports

The Guilderland girls’ field hockey team team faced off on Tuesday against Bethlehem in the first-round Class A matchup where the Dutch fought to win, 3 to 1. The Dutch will face Shenendehowa Tuesday afternoon at Shen at 3 p.m.