ALBANY — Bail was set at $20,000 Friday morning for Justin Hope, the Guilderland man charged with bringing to his apartment and sexually abusing a resident of Vanderheyden Hall in Rensselaer County, where he had worked.

Guilderland school district officials asked students to tell them why so many of them said that safe school buildings were a top priority. Do students not feel safe, officials wanted to know, and, if they don’t, what are they afraid of? They organized a focus group to hear their thoughts, but just one student came.

In Guilderland, three seats on the school board and two seats on the library board will soon open. Five town residents have picked up informational packets about running for the library board. The election for both boards will be held May 16.

The fire had reached the wooden structure of the building, but not the roof, when it was brought under control.

Sometimes yesterday’s snow is enough to close school down, again.

Passers-by noted smoke coming from the rubble that remained after a fire on Wednesday morning leveled the vacant buildings on the lot.

They are the oldest federal law-enforcement agency in the country and handle all kinds of crime, from lottery scams to assaults that happen at postal facilities.

The Guilderland Players’ musical for 2017, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” runs March 16, 17, and 18 at 7 p.m. and March 19 at 2 p.m. at the high school.

Dan Dymes felt helpless in the wee hours of Wednesday morning as his Agway delivery truck was stuck in the snow and he watched the Prospect Terrace fire next door getting closer. In the end, he was grateful, although his truck was damaged and his mulch pallets unsellable, that no one was hurt.

A proposal for a nine-acre array on Route 156 that would have been Guilderland’s first solar farm was withdrawn this fall. Now the town is considering a proposal for a zoning district change to allow for construction of a solar farm about twice the size.

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