Four residents — two in favor, one against, and one who favored a wait-and-see approach — spoke about the issue during the Sept. 21 Guilderland Town Board meeting.

“The default mechanism is we literally do nothing, and December 31 comes and goes, then we are allowing both the dispensary and the places where you can actually use marijuana to take place,” said Guilderland Supervisor Peter Barber during the town board’s Aug. 17 meeting. 

“Literally every inch of the space is transformed in some way,” said library Director Timothy Wiles, noting a large part of that is cosmetic since the library has all new carpets, furniture, and paint. “We’re so thankful to people for their patience,” he said.

“No information was used for identity theft or fraud,” Superintendent Marie Wiles told The Enterprise.

GUILDERLAND — Early Monday morning, before anyone was at Guilderland High School, “a threat came across on Instagram,” said Superintendent Marie Wiles.

The district worked with the Guilderland Police who investigated, she told The Enterprise, and it was determined the threat “was not credible.”

McKOWNVILLE — “We try to protect our little neighborhood,” says Ellen Manning, president of the McKownville Improvement Association.

Airgas USA’s site plan was before the town’s planning board on Wednesday for review.

Next Tuesday, Sept. 14, Guilderland residents are invited to a 6:30 p.m. in-person meeting at Town Hall to learn about a nascent Neighborhood Watch Program.

How does a municipality located entirely inside of another municipality that saw a 4.4-percent population increase between 2010 and 2010 lose residents?

Matthew Pinchinat was recently named as the director for diversity, equity, and inclusion — a new post for the Guilderland school district. 
Diversity, explains Pinchinat in this week’s podcast at, means recognizing people not from our background, and includes differences in thought as well.