Guilderland

While Knox last month decided not to invest in an appraisal of its Altamont reservoir property, the village board on Tuesday committed to spending $11,000 for an appraisal to prove in court that the property should not be valued, or taxed, as a reservoir since it is no longer used for that purpose.

Playing with high intensity for the entire game, the Storm — made up of players from five schools: Guilderland, Mohonasen, Scotia-Glenville, Voorheesville, and Schalmont — beat the Queensbury Spartans, 3 to 2, Friday night before Christmas break.

Slow start, no problem for the Guilderland girls’ varsity basketball team on Tuesday morning at Amsterdam High School against Gloversville in the Amsterdam Holiday College Showcase; the Dutch beat the Dragons, 58 to 47.

One of the larger historical homes in Guilderland has been rezoned from single-family residential to business non-retail professional, to help the owners, who have been trying to sell it for years, find a buyer.

There may be three new assisted-living facilities in Guilderland’s future.

Albany County has been selected to join the World Health Organization’s  network of Age-Friendly Communities.

For more than two decades, Alice Begley has been informing Guilderland residents about their history. At the end of this week, she’ll be stepping down as Guilderland’s town historian. 

GUILDERLAND — All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2017 Knights of Columbus Jason Brown Memorial Free Throw Championship. The local competition will be held on Saturday, Jan. 7, with a makeup date of Jan. 14.

The case of James Hockenbury of Guilderland Center, who is charged with a criminal sex act involving a 3-year-old boy he was babysitting, may come to trial in 2017, since Hockenbury rejected a plea deal on Wednesday.

A Guilderland High School teacher who, last Christmas, duped students into donating presents for charity that he then stole is no longer working for the school district.

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