On Aug. 7, the Guilderland Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on a proposal from Kent Hansen to turn the former Peter Young Center at 1180 Berne-Altamont Road into the Inns of Altamont.  

Guilderland’s new school board president wants the district to do an audit of its special-education program and also wants to focus on curtailing antisemitism.

GUILDERLAND — The daughter of a woman who died after a brief stay at the nursing home in Guilderland Center is suing The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Guilderland for no less than $10 million to be determined at trial.

Tears mixed with cheers at Guilderland’s 68th commencement ceremony as classmate Gabe Zullo, who died on May 29, was remembered. The graduates also heard words about the value of courage from their principal, about the value of seeing others’ perspectives from their superintendent, and got this advice from their keynote speaker who had graduated from Guilderland 18 years ago: “You don’t have to prove anything to anybody … You already are ‘somebody’.”

“Contrary to the statements of some that the roads would be given away, the money from the transaction goes to the Town,” said Donald Csaposs, the Guilderland IDA’s chief executive officer. “The I.D.A. collects no portion of that amount.”

GUILDERLAND — One motorcyclist was killed and another seriously injured in a Route 20 crash on Thursday morning.

A pickup truck was involved in the collision along with the two motorcycles, according to a release from the Guilderland Police, who got the call at about 6:50 a.m. on June 27.

This spring, Daniel Hershberg told Guilderland Planning Board members that the contamination plume runs through the center of the former Master Cleaners building, “then loops around and goes all the way down to the stream course at the back.” 

Guilderland is on the cusp of forming a District Facilities Committee to map out the district’s next capital project. It will dovetail with work currently underway by a Future Ready Task Force.

ALTAMONT — The proposed changes to Altamont’s current dog law were largely met with criticism during a public hearing on the matter, but Mayor Kerry Dineen sought to make clear that the amendments residents were railing against weren’t being proposed. 

The board on June 4 took no action on the proposal. 

“This means a great deal to not only this community, but my family as well,” said Councilwoman Amanda Beedle on flying the pride flag. She said she had brought the matter to the board because she wanted “to show that this town is very open and inclusive and welcoming to all.”

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