GUILDERLAND — In a unanimous vote Thursday evening, the town board here adopted  a $38,325,630 budget for next year.

Supervisor Peter Barber, during a virtual public hearing where no one from the public called in, said the budget was “very conservative I think in many ways.”

Mary Beth Bianconi with Delaware Engineering, which is handling the application, explained that the town has three wells. One is used in the summertime when water use peaks in town; the other two wells are unused because they have high levels of iron and manganese.

The Altamont Board of Trustees at its Nov. 3 meeting heard about a number of recent water-main breaks in the village; approved a long-overdue repair project to be sent out to bid; and agreed upon a way to come up with more money to pay off a multi-million-dollar sewer-plant upgrade loan. 

GUILDERLAND — “It’s a big-tent party,” said Guilderland’s unchallenged Democratic supervisor, Peter Barber, addressing the crowd that had gathered at the Italian American Community Center on Election Night.

“Our philosophy is based on families first,” said Jeffery Collett who recently purchased Fredendall Funeral Home in Altamont. “It’s not about what we want. It’s about what we can do to make this path easier to walk for grieving families.”

A number of proposals — including three solar projects — were reviewed by the Guilderland Zoning Board of Appeals board during its Oct. 20 meeting. 

State Police have so far determined that two local children were victims, according to spokeswoman Trooper Kerra M. Burns. “He was known to his victims,” she told The Enterprise.

Acting Albany County Supreme Court Judge Roger McDonough in an Oct. 7 decision found a number of Save the Pine Bush’s arguments and requests for relief “to be lacking in merit” and dismissed the case. 

GUILDERLAND — A woman was seriously injured on Wednesday morning as she walked across Winding Brook Drive near Western Avenue and was struck by a van, police say.

GUILDERLAND — Two workers at Guilderland’s Senior Services Center have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a Tuesday afternoon release from the town.