Guilderland

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.

Running fast and flying high, the Guilderland boys’ and girls’ indoor track teams took to the track on Sunday morning, Dec. 18, at Union College in a league meet against seven other schools.

Guilderland High School senior Joe Giordano will be headed to the Grammys in February. But he won’t just be watching from the audience. He’ll also be performing at the after-party and at a number of events leading up to the awards show.

A public session Monday night was meant to close out a former burn-pit area at the now-defunct Army depot near Guilderland Center as requiring “no further action.” But two important questions were raised: What if future property owners are not aware of dangers from remaining vapors, and will the federal government cover costs to mitigate “vapor intrusion” if a new structure is built in the area with elevated concentrations?

On Dec. 10th, Veterans and a small gathering took place at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post 7062 in Altamont help raise funds for a memorial in Albany for Gold Star families.

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