“Are we going to put life on hold?” asks Guilderland Supervisor Peter Barber.

“Depending on how things evolve and if it is needed, we can be available, if all the planets align,” said a spokesman for The Grand, referring to its 17 facilities across New York State that might house overflow patients from hospitals in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Workers on Tuesday took down trees at 107-109 Helderberg Ave.

“The work of cemeteries is considered an essential business,” said funeral director John Gulino. “The graves will be dug; people will be buried. It’s not going to get like Italy.”

Crossgates Mall

As the county announced the number of confirmed cases of COVID went up today to 52, from 41 yesterday, Guilderland Supervisor Peter Barber declared a state of emergency for the town.

Some local businesses have had to completely alter how they do things after new general- and business-related coronavirus guidance coming from both the state and federal governments this week.

Witnesses called by Sharf Din, who acted as his own attorney, did not dispute the evidence and acknowledged the violation was longstanding and still ongoing, wrote Town Justice Denise Randall in her decision. Din’s witnesses offered various cultural and psychological explanations for Din’s behavior, she wrote, but “an explanation for illegal behavior is not the same as a defense.” 

GUILDERLAND — Rick Ketterer came into The Enterprise news office last week because he had a story he wanted to tell.

Stewart’s Shops proposed Altamont Boulevard project got a big boost this week after the village zoning board approved variances the company needed because building a project compliant with Altamont’s code was not possible.