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Inferno Pizzeria

Guilderland may soon get its first roundabout. The state’s Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing at Pine Bush Elementary School on Sept. 24 about installing a roundabout at Carman Road and Lydius Street. The old Nedco Pharmacy would be demolished.

Jonathan Phillips, president of local company Phillips Hardware, has sold two of his stores to pay off the construction that he had started on a new store in Guilderland at routes 146 and 158. 

Hiawatha Trails Executive Golf Course

Seven residents of Presidential Estates have sued the town’s zoning board of appeals, saying that the approval of the Hiawatha Trails senior independent-living project means they will suffer the “direct harm” of increased wait times to be able to get onto the only road out of their development, State Farm Road. 

For well over a decade, the former Bender melon farm in New Scotland has languished on the market for the princely sum of $4 million. Now, the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy has the opportunity to purchase the 198-acre property for about a quarter of list price, but still well over the full-market assessment of under $800,000 on the county tax rolls.

Town board candidate Laurel Bohl told The Enterprise she has a right to not have anyone place “for sale” signs on her property. 

By offering environmentally problematic properties through a sealed-bid auction, Albany County hopes to avoid charges that it is unfairly picking people to convey properties to. 

David Fusco, owner of Carman Plaza, is constructing an apartment building just to the north of the plaza on Carman Road at the intersection with Old State Road in western Guilderland.

On May 15, the Guilderland zoning board approved a 256-unit senior independent-living proposal that was the catalyst for the birth of a grassroots group urging “responsible development.”

NEW SCOTLAND — The lack of public infrastructure in New Scotland has helped maintain a rural charm many residents value, a characteristic long lost in the neighboring suburban towns of Guilderland and Bethlehem.

Pyramid officials learned recently that if their plans for an apartment complex at Rapp and Gipp roads is to go forward, they must meet and talk with residents of Gipp Road, Pine Lane — which is just east of Gipp — and Westmere Terrace.

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