While black bears, like one that visited a Guilderland yard Monday morning, can alarm suburban residents, a new program is looking for citizen scientists to gather information on bears.

Brennan McNeil, 26, of Albany, was sentenced on Monday to 210 months in prison for sexually exploiting a child for the purpose of producing child pornography, according to a release from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

GUILDERLAND — Without ever broaching the subject at a previous meeting, the town board voted unanimously on June 5 to establish its own ambulance service, buy a used bariatric ambulance for $52,000, authorize the supervisor to enter a shared-services agreement for the county to use the ambulance, and hire enough emergency medical techn

GUILDERLAND — Christine Napierski was chosen in April over 13 other candidates to replace town justice Richard Sherwood who pleaded guilty this week to felony charges.

The Altamont Village Board at its monthly meeting approved having the village’s engineer complete and submit a grant application to partially fund an emergency water connection to Guilderland.

The McKownville Fire Department, which like the Guilderland Center Fire Department is 100 years old this year, plans to go ahead with its $3.2M expansion plan, and will make it financially feasible by closing the firehouse throughout the construction period.

The grapes James Besha planted four years ago are just starting to come into production now, he said. He hopes to begin selling wine next year.

By September, Guilderland school leaders expect, each middle school and each high school student will have a Chromebook laptop.

If the townhouses in the Mill Hill development are declared condos, as their owners want, their combined assessment will fall by almost $10 million.

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