“We need to start thinking about regional impacts because, in my opinion, this proposal really kills home rule,” Guilderland's planner told the town board recently about an amendment placed into the proposed budget by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Witnesses called by Sharf Din, who acted as his own attorney, did not dispute the evidence and acknowledged the violation was longstanding and still ongoing, wrote Town Justice Denise Randall in her decision. Din’s witnesses offered various cultural and psychological explanations for Din’s behavior, she wrote, but “an explanation for illegal behavior is not the same as a defense.” 

GUILDERLAND — Rick Ketterer came into The Enterprise news office last week because he had a story he wanted to tell.

Stewart’s Shops proposed Altamont Boulevard project got a big boost this week after the village zoning board approved variances the company needed because building a project compliant with Altamont’s code was not possible.

Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy announced on Friday afternoon that there have been no positive test results in the county for COVID-19. Two tests were pending and 14 households were under quarantine, the executive’s office reported on Friday evening.

A solar developer who wants to build an array on a Guilderland farm asked, at Tuesday’s hearing on the town’s proposed new solar law, if Guilderland could designate a solar overlay district.

Altamont’s proposed budget for next year is up about 3 percent over this year. 

“We’ve been able to ensure every student has technology. It really levels the playing field,” said Demian Singleton, the district’s assistant superintendent for instruction.

University at Albany graduate students are working with the town of Guilderland without pay to chart the future of trails and parks in town but their many hours of work are being logged so that the town can use that information when applying for grants to bring the students’ recommendations to reality.

Jay Tyler, director of Emergency Medical Operations for Guilderland, said that the bridge closure won’t affect response time for ambulance service in the town. “The public shouldn’t fear. We’re able to get to them from either the east or the west,” he said.