Guilderland

ALTAMONT — Just after midnight today, the village went dark — no streetlamps, no glow from inside homes, no bright Christmas lights.

“A tree went down on a line,” said Patrick Stella, a spokesman for National Grid. It affected 2,500 customers, he said, and power was restored by 1:30 a.m.

Tasheem Maeweather, accused of firing a gun in Crossgates in November, was sentenced today in Albany County Court to nine years in state prison for violating the terms of his probation on an earlier felony drug charge. 

Laws should be changed so that the family of an injured or killed worker can receive the benefits to which they are rightfully entitled.

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of Dec. 19. Call the senior office at 280-7607 with any questions or for information.

A new gazebo is planned for the McKownville Reservoir Park, and grant funds for the project have been secured by Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy.

Showing power in the water, the Guilderville boys’ swim team faced Shaker on Tuesday afternoon, Dec 13, at Shaker High School but came up short in a 96-to-87 loss.

The lockout in Green Island reaches Guilderland, as picketers in Guilderland Center protest what they say is a “secret” warehouse rented by Honeywell for avoiding picket lines.

GUILDERLAND — An 8-year-old boy waiting for a school bus on Presidential Way off Route 155 was approached on Wednesday by a stranger in a car, who stopped to ask if the child wanted a ride to school, according to releases issued by both the Guilderland Police and the Guilderland school district.

Altamont native Julie Moore was named Tuesday as Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources, according to a release from Vermont’s governor-elect, Phil Scott.

The daughter of Judy and Joseph Slack, of Altamont, Moore is a 1992 graduate of Guilderland High School.

Nary a trace remains of the long, slim, silver tracks that once carried the olive-drab, wicker three-seated trolley cars through our neighboring city of Albany to the town line of Mckownv

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