Guilderland

On Sept 10, the Guilderland Library, Our Lady of Mercy and the Guilderland YMCA held a community day in Guilderland.

Last Sunday morning, Sept 11, Westmere Fire Department as well as McKownville and Altamont Fire Departments set off their sirens at 8:46 a.m. to signify when the first plane struck the World Trade Center in New York City. Knox also held a ceremony.

The Albany Pine Bush is one of the best remaining inland pitch-pine, scrub-oak barrens ecosystems in the world. It is a truly unique place right here in the Capital District.

Many backyard gardeners rely on a routine of caretaking for their plants. But as temperatures rise and weather becomes more extreme, it has become necessary to adapt.

Veteran science teacher Alan Fiero, who started the popular butterfly station at Farnsworth Middle School and ran it for many years, is worried about the way it has been managed since his resignation.

The Guilderland Public Library has sent out its last printed newsletters. It is now keeping in touch with patrons through email alerts, Facebook, and a big electronic sign out front.

Over the summer, the Guilderland school district found lead — below the allowable threshold — in the kitchens of five of its schools, and repiped all of the kitchens right away, although no remediation was legally required.

The boys of fall are back on the gridiron, gearing up for a state championship in football. Guilderland started on Sept 2 vs Niskayuna and Helderberg Valley on Sept 3 against Whitehall.

Kilts were everywhere last weekend, Sept. 3 and 4, at the Altamont fairgrounds for the annual Scottish Games.

Smoke billowed from a hole cut in the back of the mansard roof, produced by a kitchen fire at the popular Indian restaurant.

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