“I’m proud that you guys are representing New York,” says Kevin Wisely, deputy commissioner of New York State Homeland Security and Emergency Services on Thursday evening inside the State Fire’s warehouse at the Northeastern Industrial Park in Guilderland before the group of 35 members, which include New York Task Force 2, an urban search and rescue team, travels to Florida.

The case of a pair of friends, students charged with making bomb threats at Guilderland High School, highlights two problems — how police treat people with disabilities and how 16-year-olds in New York are currently treated as adults under the law while 15-year-olds aren’t. New legislation will soon raise the age to 18.

Patricia Dudley, who police say tried to hurt her husband by crashing her car when he was her passenger, appeared in Guilderland Town Court Thursday and was ordered by Judge John Bailey to undergo a full exam to test her competency to stand trial.

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The two former University at Albany students got six years’ probation each, on misdemeanor charges. They also will need to register as sex offenders, and they were dismissed from the university.

There were no injuries in a house fire Thursday afternoon that destroyed the kitchen at 1154 Meadowdale Road in Guilderland Center.

Steve Oliver, president of the Helderberg Chapter of the American Legion Riders Post 977, on Saturday became one of just 120 people in the country to ever receive the national organization’s highest tribute, the American Legion Rider of Honor award.

GUILDERLAND — The incumbent Democratic slate in Guilderland — Peter Barber for supervisor and Patricia Slavick and Paul Pastore for town board — has been endorsed by the town’s largest small parties, the Conservative and Independence parties.

GUILDERLAND — On Friday, Aug. 18, at about 11:47 p.m., Denise C. Johnsen of 60 Pheasant Run in Voorheesville crashed her vehicle in the area of 927 Altamont-Voorheesville Road, said Guilderland Deputy Police Chief Curtis Cox this week. A portion of the road was closed until about 10 a.m. the next day.

GUILDERLAND — Town officials are eager to have William Larned & Sons move Stitt Road as promised years ago. The company has a large mine located near the road.

ALTAMONT — Jean Conklin turned her Tuesday farewell party at Hungerford Market into a customer-appreciation party since she has decided to keep the bagel shop.

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