James Bacon, the group’s attorney, on March 1 was responding to Guilderland and Pyramid’s appeals briefs, filed on Jan. 28 and Jan. 25, respectively, both of which included “misstatements of fact and law which are herein corrected,” Bacon wrote in his filing

Altamont Treasurer Catherine Hasbrouck told the board of trustees last year that water-and-sewer rates had to be raised so the village could collect another $100,000 per year for general operations and maintenance.

As always, village officials stressed that the numbers presented at Altamont’s first budget workshop of the year are still very preliminary. 

The Bull & Basil Wood Fired Pizza

Craig Turnbull, the owner of Bull & Basil Wood Fired Pizza, moved to Voorheesville about a year ago, and has been cooking at various farmers’ markets and breweries in the area ever since. He is now considering the opportunity to turn Bull & Basil into a brick-and-mortar business, he told the Guilderland Planning Board this week.

All four elected village positions face no opposition in the March 16 Altamont election.

The Guilderland committee for police reform assembled arrest records according to race and found that a much higher percentage of Blacks than there are Black residents in town were charged. This is largely due to arrests of out-of-town suspects made at Crossgates Mall, according to Police Chief Daniel McNally. The public is encouraged to read the draft and respond.

Since the plaza is owned by Jeff Thomas the addition would be an amendment to his existing special-use permit on Altamont Corners, not to the owner of Curry Patta, Nadia Raza.

The once-swanky motel has been boarded up and vacant since suffering extensive fire damage in 2010. It will be torn down to make way for self-storage units. The Albany County Land Bank announced in December 2019 that it had reached an agreement with Store Away Self Storage to purchase the property for $150,000.

Speaking about the white Minneapolis police officer who knelt on a cuffed George Floyd until he was dead, Altamont Police Todd Pucci was unequivocal, “That officer should go to jail; what he did was murder.”

The order from Justice Christine M. Clark of the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department means that both sides are to have all of their paperwork filed before March 11.

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