GUILDERLAND — Two projects that would be the first major solar-energy structures in Guilderland came before the planning board on July 12, and the board has received an application for a third.

Town Supervisor Peter Barber will be challenged this fall by Republican Brian Forte, whom he beat narrowly in 2015.

Lecterns making Altamont a Museum in the Streets tell of the village history in two languages — English and Spanish. Such an effort, to widen horizons, should be applauded, not derided.

Gerard F. Gangi

GUILDERLAND — A complaint of a car doing doughnuts — skidding around in a tight circle — in a parking lot led to weapons charges against Gerard F. Gangi, 32, of Newburgh, Thursday afternoon.

GUILDERLAND — Guilderhaven is having a fundraiser on Saturday, July 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post on Mill Street in Altamont with a bake sale, barbecue at 11:30 a.m., fried dough, and raffle baskets.

Jennifer Romano says her child, a first-grader, suffered “a violent attack of a sexual nature” on the playground by a classmate at Westmere Elementary School, so she is now advocating for better outdoor supervision and more exterior cameras.

Eight companies helped douse a garage fire at 29 Armstrong Circle Saturday afternoon, saving the attached house.

GUILDERLAND — The newest entrant to the upscale mall, Stuyvesant Plaza, is West Elm, a branch of Williams-Sonoma that offers contemporary furniture and home accessories.

West Elm will open a 10,500-square-foot store at the beginning of October, according to Janet Kaplan, vice president with Stuyvesant Plaza.

 David Mazzeo

GUILDERLAND — Four years after a Guilderland man, David Mazzeo, was convicted of grand larceny — and put on probation rather than sent to prison — he was charged with perpetrating a similar investment scam.


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