GUILDERLAND — Farnsworth Middle School in Guilderland is among 16 schools statewide that have been redesignated as a 2021 Essential Elements: Schools to Watch.

Altamont’s tax rate for next year is set to be the same as this year: $1.97 per $1,000 of assessed value. And for the second year in a row, the board of trustees plans to levy approximately $300,100 in property taxes, which is about $8,000 below the state-set levy limit.

GUILDERLAND — Blake Spears, 40, of Westmere, was sentenced on Friday to 300 months in prison for sexually exploiting a child.

The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Thomas F. Relford, special agent in charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

“Our goal,” said Guilderland Supervisor Peter Barber at the time the recent pathways planning started, “is to make it a more walkable community.”

GUILDERLAND — Water service was restored on Sunday after a water main broke on Saturday afternoon near Route 155 and Regency Park in Guilderland.

“This is a budget about sustaining what we have,” said Guilderland schools Superintendent Marie Wiles of next year’s spending proposal.

Nadia Raza, the owner of Curry Patta, would still have to come back before the Altamont Planning Board for an amendment to her permit to allow for outdoor entertainment at her restaurant as well as to enlarge the Pakastani eatery into the new addition. 

Two separate tremors were recorded five kilometers west southwest of the village, according to the United States Geological Survey website. The first occurred at 6:22 p.m. with a magnitude of 1.9 and a depth of 13.2 kilometers. The second occurred at 6:39 p.m. with a magnitude of 2.0 and a depth of 13.9 kilometers.

“We don’t necessarily think office is going away. It’s going to change,” said Jeff Mirel, a principal with Rosenblum Development. “What we predict is more of a hybrid approach where office will become the center of workplace culture. It is where training will happen, where collaboration will happen. But folks may not be in the office every day of the week.”

Candidates for the four elected positions in Altamont — mayor, two trustees, and justice — faced no opposition this year.