The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission will host its 11th Lupine Fest on Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Discovery Center. This year, the festival honors the diverse wildlife of the Albany Pine Bush as well as the wild blue lupine flower and its importance to the conservation of several rare butterflies.

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Supervisor Peter Barber and most of the other incumbents up for re-election to town posts in Guilderland are running again. Republicans have not yet decided who will challenge them.

The state comptroller told town officials that Guilderland should always verify the golf course’s calculations of driving-range fees earned.

Peter Blackman, owner of Altamont’s fine-dining restaurant, has made the fare and prices more accessible since it bought it in June. The eatery now has a new name as well.

A new shop in Star Plaza, Urban Tailor, is run by Euni Yang, wife of the pastor of McKownville United Methodist Church. Yang previously worked for 10 years as a tailor at Men’s Wearhouse, where one repeat customer who came to her for alterations was Bernie Sanders.

It wasn’t clear Tuesday morning how many of the dozen or so cats that lived at 2973 Curry Rd. had survived the house fire.

The owners of Crossgates Mall, who are hoping to build a hotel next door, are seeking tax exemptions of $2.4 million from Guilderland’s Industrial Development Agency.

ALBANY — Bail was set at $20,000 Friday morning for Justin Hope, the Guilderland man charged with bringing to his apartment and sexually abusing a resident of Vanderheyden Hall in Rensselaer County, where he had worked.

A proposal for a nine-acre array on Route 156 that would have been Guilderland’s first solar farm was withdrawn this fall. Now the town is considering a proposal for a zoning district change to allow for construction of a solar farm about twice the size.


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