Two local residents whose families’ roots are in Shubuta, Mississippi — a town known for two horrific group lynchings — talk about the way that their relatives responded to the racism they encountered in their hometown. 

GUILDERLAND — Two projects that would be the first major solar-energy structures in Guilderland came before the planning board on July 12, and the board has received an application for a third.

Town Supervisor Peter Barber will be challenged this fall by Republican Brian Forte, whom he beat narrowly in 2015.

Gerard F. Gangi

GUILDERLAND — A complaint of a car doing doughnuts — skidding around in a tight circle — in a parking lot led to weapons charges against Gerard F. Gangi, 32, of Newburgh, Thursday afternoon.

A hotel at the entrance to Crossgates Mall nears final approval, as $3 million in McKownville firehouse renovations receive final approval, but the fire district commissioner says that bids all came in higher than expected and that the expansion plan is up in the air as a result.

Located behind Passonno Paints, off Western Ave, in Guilderland, Barber's Farm stand opened for the season on June 26. Open M-F 12-5:30.

The spring season for the Guilderland Dutchmen, Voorheesville Blackbirds, and the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Bulldogs brought excitement to the field and in the stands, with some teams showing off their skills at state competitions.

GUILDERLAND — On June 8, the Guilderland Chamber celebrated local businesses — and its 45th anniversary — with its annual awards dinner, held this year at the Appel Inn.

The dinner, catered by Elegant Touch catering, featured small business awards and town beautification awards:

A new apartment complex of 96 units proposed for Western Avenue near Guilderland’s Hannaford is one of many apartment projects recently approved or under consideration along the length of that road.


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