The Guilderland Town Board voted unanimously this week to ban smoking and the use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes in the town’s parks. 

“Everybody thought I had a ton of daughters,” says Jean Conklin who is selling her Hungerford Market business. That’s because, in addition to her three daughters who worked at the shop known for its bagels, she treated staff like family.

GUILDERLAND — A Schenectady grandmother was charged on Saturday, Aug. 12, under Leandra’s Law.

Justin Hope

A second case prosecuted by the state’s Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs has been dismissed by a judge, this one involving a man who was accused of sexually abusing a disabled man in his care. 

Two local residents whose families’ roots are in Shubuta, Mississippi — a town known for two horrific group lynchings — talk about the way that their relatives responded to the racism they encountered in their hometown. 

Mohamed M. Othman

ALTAMONT — “We have it all on video,” said Altamont Police Chief Todd Pucci, referring to a May 6 break-in at Altamont Oaks by four young men. Two 19-year-old men were charged with robbery, criminal conspiracy, assault, and burglary — all felonies.

Jay Coleman

An organization called Prison Families of New York State was based in Albany for a quarter-century.

Tara Molloy-Grocki is the new president of the Guilderland Teachers’ Association. She replaces Erin McNamara, who started in the post in 2014.

Homeowner Judi Eells said early Saturday afternoon that she had no idea where she was going to sleep that night, as she watched firefighters cut away much of the roof of her home at 52 Van Wie Terrace in Westmere, to let smoke billow out.

Anthony Gentile

Anthony Gentile, who was arrested at his Guilderland home in 2014 on six counts of promoting sexual performance of a child, has accepted a plea deal, admitting guilt to three counts. He’ll be sentenced on Oct. 24.