“This was a total mess because we were not notified and brought in when the design was being done,” said Anthony Carrow, the Westmere fire chief, of adequate space not being left for turning a large fire apparatus. “So that’s going to impact life safety and response in that area because now we’re going to have to go all the way around through Gipp Road.”

“I think the reason is because you want to do long-term planning and a lot of times you can’t do something in two years …,” said Supervisor Peter Barber. “You can’t do something without worrying about how people might perceive it.

In June, the village of Altamont announced it was awarded $1.4 million for sidewalks, while Voorheesville announced it had received a $10,000 Clean Energy Communities grant from the state, and New Scotland this month accepted a $19,000 parks grant from Albany County. 

Aaron Mair says “The 200th anniversary is not just a celebration but a marker on how far we need to go. There is still work to be done for a more perfect union.”

On Aug. 7, the Guilderland Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on a proposal from Kent Hansen to turn the former Peter Young Center at 1180 Berne-Altamont Road into the Inns of Altamont.  

Pete Scofield, Guilderland

David Grapka, Mike Murphy, Matt Flaherty, Altamont

GUILDERLAND — The chamber of commerce here is hosting a town-wide Restaurant Week, from Monday, July 15, through Monday, July 22.

Restaurant Week will feature special menus, discounts, and offers at participating restaurants for a fixed price of $24.24.

“This certification comes at an opportune time as the Town is in the process of updating the comprehensive plan and determining how we want our community to grow over the next 10 to 20 years,” said Kenneth Kovalchik.

Guilderland’s new school board president wants the district to do an audit of its special-education program and also wants to focus on curtailing antisemitism.


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