On Saturday, June 11, ILoVeterans held a fundraiser at the Altamont Fairgrounds to raise funds for the veterans at home while on Sunday June 12, a group of runners for the Run for the Fallen came through Guilderland honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Guilderland Town Historian Alice Begley signs at The Book House on June 11.

The charm and beauty of our village doesn't go without notice.  Our village streets and public gardens are a tribute to the hard work of Department of Public Works staff and the meticulous work of garden volunteers.

GUILDERLAND — Cora Jean “CJ” Rapsard loved children and she loved beauty created by her own hands.

Mrs. Raspard died at her home in Guilderland on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. She was 87.

Bullying is always wrong but it is particularly damaging for those with autism. The victim needs protection that may be best achieved by disciplining and teaching the bully.

GUILDERLAND — Police last week arrested a Guilderland High School student for cyberbullying an autistic schoolmate, Austin Carter. The unnamed 15-year-old was arrested for aggravated harassment, a misdemeanor.

“Omar Mateen does not represent us,” said one of three Muslim women addressing a crowd at the Guilderland library the day after the Orlando massacre. Fazana Saleem-Ismail quoted from the Qur’an: “Whoever kills a human being, it is as if he killed all of mankind.”

GUILDERLAND — The police department has a new volunteer: a pastor. A former paramedic who was injured on the job, Geoffrey Ekstein is returning to the work he has loved for many years, supporting families through tough times.

On June 5, 10 artists showed off their artwork at the opening reception at the Guilderland Public Library. The exhibit is currently still up.

Rafael A. Nieves Sr. of Guilderland, whose son was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2011, addresses the crowd that gathered at Town Hall Wednesday for a ceremony to mark the naming of a section of East Lydius Street where he lives after his son.


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