The Guilderland Central School District is asking parents for permission to test their children for COVID-19 should the state require it.

“It’s like I’m the keeper of their stories,” Cindy Pollard once said of using her Home Front Café as a memory trove for veterans. “They’re important, each and every one of them … For the ground soldiers in the Pacific, it was kill or be killed. They saw such horror, they can’t talk about it … If they do, they’re back there. They smell the smells and have weeks of bad dreams.”

Father Young “spawned a movement,” The Enterprise editorialized in 2014, that eventually treated more than 18,000 people each day at 121 not-for-profit addiction treatment and rehabilitation programs across New York State. 

Beginning on Thursday, Dec. 10, Guilderland students in eighth through 12th grade will learn from home due to staff shortages caused by quarantine requirements.

Public browsing at the Guilderland Public Library will wait until at least mid-January since massive construction work as well as restrictions to control COVID-19 make the planned reopening unsafe, trustees decided after hearing staff concerns. “Our lives depend on it,” said one library staffer of the delay.

The vote was taken after the Guilderland Town Board had exited an executive session to discuss pending litigation. Councilwoman Laurel Bohl cast the sole dissenting vote. Supervisor Peter Barber made the motion to file the appeal in the lawsuit brought against the town and Pyramid over the company’s Rapp Road and Western Avenue projects; Councilwoman Rosemary Centi seconded the motion. 

GUILDERLAND — For the third day in a row, Superintendent Marie Wiles has sent out a “Dear GCSD Families” email announcing another case of COVID-19 in the Guilderland Central School District.

GUILDERLAND — On Thursday evening, another COVID-19 case was announced by the superintendent of Guilderland schools, Marie Wiles, in an email to district families.

Discover the Night

Discover the Night is a virtual opportunity to experience nighttime in the globally-rare pine bush provided online by the Albany Pine Bush Preserve until Dec. 31 at www.AlbanyPineBush.org/discover-the-night. Preserve staff and guest videos feature local wildlife, storytelling, night hiking and more, online visitors may also play interactive games, or download activities and nature-craft instructions. The site includes something for all ages.

GUILDERLAND — All but one of Guilderland’s seven schools has now had a case of COVID-19 this school year as 12 new cases were announced this week — seven of them were announced Wednesday evening. Only Pine Bush Elementary School as yet remains untouched.

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