Guilderland

On September 11, a Monday, the McKownville Fire Department blasted their station siren, fire apparatus sirens and air horns to remember the 343 fallen FDNY firefighters and the terrior attacks.

Christopher Beckmann is saving a piece of local agrarian history by making a Civil-War era barn into his home.

GUILDERLAND — Guilderhaven has a very busy fall schedule starting with the Rotary Pet Fair on Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shaker Heritage Society.

GUILDERLAND CENTER — Helderberg Reformed Church, which has had five buildings and two locations, is celebrating the 250th anniversary of its founding. Longtime members recall when the church was the heart of Guilderland Center.

A 2-megawatt solar array proposed for Becker Road in western Guilderland would reduce the electricity bills of the Guilderland School District, the sole beneficiary — indirectly — of the array’s power output.

A developer wants to build a three-story apartment building for residents aged 55 and older at Mill Hill Court and Route 155, as the final phase of a Planned Unit Development. If approved, this 92-unit apartment building would be built instead of a planned 160-bed nursing home.

GUILDERLAND — Town planner Jan Weston, who had been on the job since 1988, retired at year’s end 2016, and the town has no immediate plan to replace her.

Parents of Altamont Elementary kindergartners asked the school board on Tuesday to create another classroom this year, to relieve overcrowding.

GUILDERLAND — The Republican challengers for town board did solidly in the Conservative and Independence party primaries in Guilderland Tuesday, but were bested by the Democratic incumbents.

Plumes of smoke come from the burned brush remains of the prescribed burn in the Pine Bush in Guilderland on Tuesday afternoon.

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