GUILDERLAND — An exit poll on the narrowly defeated $43 million capital project to upgrade Guilderland’s seven schools shows the most frequently cited reason for voting “no,” at 56 percent, was, “The tax increase is not responsible.”

Guilderland’s budget will increase largely because the town is taking over the work of the Western Turnpike Rescue Squad, buying ambulances, taking over buildings, and hiring EMTs, according to Supervisor Peter Barber.

GUILDERLAND — Supporters of Christine Napierski were shocked and dismayed this weekend to see that a self-described “progressive Democratic” organization had posts about Napierski on its Facebook page, including one aligning her with the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh because she is running for Guilderland To

In Guilderland, three candidates are seeking to replace former town justice Richard Sherwood, who is awaiting sentencing in federal and county court on charges stemming from his theft of millions from family trusts he oversaw in his work as a private attorney.

A historic home on Nott Road and its family cemetery have a connection to Guilderland’s earliest local government, the Revolutionary War, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

It’s been a year since Roger Sawyer of Guilderland died on his bicycle, hit by a sport-utility vehicle as he headed to work before dawn.

Brian E. Beloncik

ALBANY COUNTY — On Friday morning, Brian E. Beloncik was sentenced to six years in state prison, to be followed by five years of post- release supervision for robbing a Guilderland house in April.

He appeared before Judge Roger D. McDonough in Albany County Supreme Court on Oct. 19.