Guilderland

Guilderland native Justin Veldhuis, who loves soccer and Spanish, has a job that combines both.

ALTAMONT — Margaret J. Rau could darn the holes in socks as well as she mended the hurt in hearts. As a farmwife, she was frugal and hardworking, a woman of deep faith and compassion.

She died on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany. She was 93.

The $35,000 to repair Guilderland’s 1800s cobblestone schoolhouse that was originally included in the superintendent’s draft budget has brought heated discussion.

The Department of Taxation said there is still a current warranted balance of more than $25,000.

The mayor thanked many people at a farewell gathering for his retirement from office. He said he was leaving Altamont in a good spot.

After a judge threw out a rape case being prosecuted by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs, the lawyer defending Justin Hope of Guilderland against sexual abuse charges hopes to see his client’s case — also being prosecuted by the Justice Center — dismissed as well.

A new shop in Star Plaza, Urban Tailor, is run by Euni Yang, wife of the pastor of McKownville United Methodist Church. Yang previously worked for 10 years as a tailor at Men’s Wearhouse, where one repeat customer who came to her for alterations was Bernie Sanders.

GUILDERLAND — The 16th Annual Italian Night at the Omni was held on Saturday, April 1. The event was sponsored by Community Caregivers, a not-for-profit organization based in Guilderland.

After a rough loss on Saturday against Section 1 Yorktown, 18 to 10, the Guilderland girls’ lacrosse team rebounded on Sunday against John Jay, the 23rd-ranked team in New York State from Section 1, with an 8-to-6 victory at the University at Albany.

On Sunday, April 2, the Easter Bunny hopped on over to the Westmere Fire Department to visit the young kids as they had a pancake breakfast in Guilderland.

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