Jackie Silvestri put her marketing degree to good use last fall as she began taking the temperature of The Altamont Community, asking members what type of restaurant they’d like to see opened in the village.

Every time Jay Tyler, Guilderland’s emergency medical services director, has put in a request for 100 doses of COVID-19 vaccine — the minimum amount that can be asked for — the answer has been the same: The super-cold cupboards are bare.

In Guilderland, the Dunkin’ Donuts in Star Plaza on Route 20 is rarity — a suburban shop without a drive-through. It’s now looking to change that. 

Coffee Company owners Michael Ward and Stefanie Stegman formerly operated the Knox Café, a lunch spot that relocated to Clarksville in 2019 and was renamed the Crowing Hen Cafe.

While Guilderland Councilwoman Laurel Bohl sees Stephen Feeney’s planning-board chairmanship as problematic, Supervisor Peter Barber sees Feeney as not just experienced but as heroic in helping the town.

GUILDERLAND — The school district here, which started surveillance testing for COVID-19 on Jan. 15, announced today that a student at Pine Bush Elementary School had tested positive.

“We’re trying to serve all of our children … [in] mind and body and spirit during this very difficult school year,” said Guilderland Superintendent Marie Wiles.

On the revenue side, Guilderland has calculated state aid for next year’s budget, ranging from $20 million to nearly $25 million. Under the state-set tax-levy limit, the most Guilderland can raise in property taxes is about $76,000,000.

GUILDERLAND — Students in eighth through 12th grade here will move to fully remote learning because of staffing shortages caused by COVID-19.

While apartment approvals have been the Guilderland Planning Board’s bailiwick as of late, the board is now looking at approving a 58-lot single-family cluster subdivision near the intersection of Old State and Fuller Station roads 

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