GUILDERLAND —  On Friday, May 17, a mother shot her 5-year-old daughter before shooting herself at 169 Schoolhouse Road, according to a Saturday-afternoon release from Guilderland Police.

Caitlin Melville, 27, the mother, lived at that address with her daughter, who had been a kindergartner at Westmere Elementary School.

A request for an interpretation as to what the proposed Stewart’s project on Altamont Boulevard should be designated as — a convenience store or a gasoline service station — was left unanswered by the Altamont Zoning Board at its monthly meeting due to an out-of-left-field request made by Stewart’s.  

About 85 people, nearly all from the state of Chuuk in Micronesia, have gathered as they do every Sunday afternoon at the Christ Lutheran Church on Western Avenue for a service in their native Austronesian language of Chuukese.

A congregation of about 90 Micronesians from the Chuuk islands in the northern Pacific Ocean has worshiped each week in Guilderland since 2011.

GUILDERLAND — The town is considering changes to its zoning code, including one that would clarify where senior independent-living facilities can be built. This may stymie the Viscusi Builders’ hope of building a facility at 493 Church Road.

Pyramid’s new proposals related to the apartment complex it hopes to build on Rapp Road include dead-ending Rapp Road to prevent through traffic, and moving the end of Gipp Road.

The newcomer running for the board for the first time is a lieutenant colonel in the Air National Guard.

The current wait for a hold on an e-book is 39-and-a-half days, compared to a week for a print book.

The goal of the renovation, Director Timothy Wiles said, is to give the library enough space to meet current demand. He anticipates that the improvements would serve for another quarter-century.

GUILDERLAND — After many years without a contested race, this May 21st, five candidates are vying for three seats on the Guilderland Public Library Board of Trustees. Two are incumbents — Barbara Fraterrigo and Barry Nelson — and three are newcomers: Catherine Barber, Mark Keeling, and Philip Metzger.

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