Guilderland

GUILDERLAND — Many new residents in the town of Guilderland have probably never heard of the Red Men's Wigwam, the historic building that was on the south side of Route 20, east of the Hamilton Uni

ALTAMONT — Dorothy H. Armstrong, an artist, teacher, and devoted wife and mother, died on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. She was 92.

Mrs. Armstrong was a “powerful woman whose strength derived from her faith, family, and ability to see and bring out the good in people she encountered,” her family wrote in a tribute.

ALTAMONT — Zachary Connolly, 16, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout on April 30.

“He’s very driven and motivated,” said his mother, Megan Connolly.

Zachary Connolly created a “reflecting garden” behind St. John’s Lutheran Church in Altamont.

The 911 call in a recent domestic violence incident that led to a felony strangulation charge for a Guilderland resident  was made by the accused himself, said Trooper Mark Cepiel, public information officer with the New York State Police.

Justus Booze, Guilderland

The fiancée of a young man killed in a wood chipper says he was a one-day laborer, hired to fill in when a tree company was short-handed. 

On April 29, Guilderland boys' lacrosse took on Averill Park in a Suburban Council match up at home.

On Saturday May 2, at the Guilderland Public Library, the Guilderland Police Department held a free drop off for any old prescription medication.

The newest building is the pool house at Tawasentha Park, which is scheduled for completion in mid-June. The final bid estimate for the construction of the building — which will include locker rooms and a concession stand — is $777,800, or three-quarters of a million dollars. 

The new director of the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce has experience developing the business of both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. 

Dr. Jane DeRook, now 90, is saddened by the way the town of Guilderland cut ties with her 45-year volunteer labor of love, the Guilderland Ballet. 

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