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The Beacon Communities project soon to be proposed at Mercy Care Lane in Guilderland would be the first of its kind in New York State. It is modeled on Treehouse Foundation of Easthampton, Massachusetts, which has achieved “fabulous” results for the children raised there, said Duncan Barrett of Beacon, who said that Beacon was asked by the state’s Office of Children and Family Services to replicate the model in New York State.

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Jennifer Nickel owns a yoga studio on Western Avenue that emphasizes spirituality and growth.

GUILDERLAND — Town officials will hold a presentation, at three different locations, on the upcoming town-wide revaluation and will answer any questions from residents:

— Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Fort Hunter firehouse, 2525 Carman Road from 7 to 8:30 p.m.;

ALTAMONT — On Wednesday night, after a packed hearing with more than 100 villagers, the Altamont Village Board voted, 3 to 2, to rezone the two-family home at 107-109 Helderberg Ave. from residential to commercial so that the adjacent Stewart’s Shop will be able to expand.

GUILDERLAND — Please help us find a forever home for A1 (T. Mont), our giant plush horse. Limited raffle tickets are being sold for $5 each; the drawing is on Dec. 20. He will be on display at the Home Front Cafe this weekend and you can always find a picture on our Facebook page.

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of Dec. 17. Call the senior office at 518-280-7607 with any questions or for information.

Who was Rufus Wheeler Peckham?

The short answer is: A United States Supreme Court associate justice.

The Beacon Communities project soon to be proposed at Mercy Care Lane in Guilderland would be the first of its kind in New York State. It is modeled on Treehouse Foundation of Easthampton, Massachusetts, which has achieved “fabulous” results for the children raised there, said Duncan Barrett of Beacon, who said that Beacon was asked by the state’s Office of Children and Family Services to replicate the model in New York State.

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