Guilderland

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

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission is thinning trees this fall and winter on 91 acres in the Rapp Barrens area of the preserve. This tree thinning at Trailhead 2 is being done now to lessen disruption to wildlife, avoiding the breeding season for species that inhabit the preserve.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s case against Tony Watson in the death of Justus Booze, 23, in a woodchipper in May continues, since Watson is now contesting the $141,000 fines against him.

Guests of the Altamont Enterprise open house during the holiday stroll Sunday had their portraits taken throughout the afternoon.

A new store on Route 20 near Carman Road sells its own farm-fresh meat, wood-grown mushrooms, as well as other farmers’ market products. Co-owners Christine and Bob Chandler started selling their own products at farmers’ markets about 10 years ago and decided to open a store to bring fresh products to customers during the week and to expand their customer base, Christine Chandler said.

The pins never had a chance against the bowlers from Guilderland, Dec 6; Voorheesville, Dec 5; and Berne-Knox-Westerlo, Dec. 2, this week.

The case of the other charged student, who is 15, is being pursued in Family Court.

Voorheesville and Altamont share a building inspector. Their newly extended agreement has Altamont paying 14 percent since it uses just five of the 35 weekly hours. Voorheesville is roughly twice the size of Altamont with a bit less than twice the population.

Guilderland High School recently put up a sign marking its first-ever all-gender bathroom. There will be a total of four in the high school and one in the middle school.

A new CDTA transit center is coming to Crossgates Mall. Some improvements that are still only in the realm of possibility are a flyover that would connect Crossgates Mall and Stuyvesant Plaza, planting of street trees, and landscaping at the Northway entrance and exit.

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