Crossgates Mall filed an Article 7 petition against the town in July of last year, seeking a $139 million reduction on its $282.5 million tax assessment.

Guilderland since January has been looking for additional proof from Crossgates Mall that its property “is not income-producing,” a request Guilderland first made in October of last year in its response to the mall’s August 2020 court filing seeking to cleave its $282.5 million assessed value in half.

State Senator George Amedore, a Republican who did not seek re-election in 2020, sponsored a $700,000 grant for improvements to Tawasentha Park while Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy backed a $375,000 grant that will pay for bike paths, better sound at the senior center, and an upgraded platform at the Altamont library.

Brian Sheridan

In November, Amanda Knasel and Brian Sheridan will face the victors in the June 22 Democratic primary. Both candidates spoke to The Enterprise this week about the importance of listening to a wide variety of viewpoints in town and striving for unity.

“I knew I’d live,” said Gabriel Zullo, who is in remission after more than a year battling Ewing sarcoma. 

The Altamont Board of Trustees at its June 1 meeting set an in-person public hearing for July 2o, at 7 p.m., on the more-than-doubling increase in the twice-a-year mandated sewer-plant upgrade charges customers pay.

“I don’t have the exact figures, I think it’s somewhere around $800,000, could be as high as $900,000,” said Guilderland Supervisor Peter Barber of the savings the town saw on a recent $4 million water project.

 The proposed solar array for Dunnsville Road — which initially led to an organized public outcry, inspiring not one but two laws — is now quietly progressing through the approval process.

The Guilderland Town Board on Tuesday scheduled a public hearing for its next meeting, on June 15, to amend Local Law 7 of 2017, which established the planned unit development for Pine Bush Senior Living at 24 New Karner Road.