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New Scotland Councilman William Hennessy said “the most important part” of the new law is that it will bring New Scotland into stricter compliance with the New York State Building Code.

Previously identified as Pyramids’ Rapp Road residential project, the 222-unit development — 192 apartments and 30 townhomes — has been branded by its developer as The Apex at Crossgates.

The board had said earlier that digital signs already in place at firehouses, schools, churches, or the public library would remain despite a court ruling that allowed the neighboring town of Bethlehem to deny a school digital sign.

BETHLEHEM — This rapidly developing suburban town, next to the state’s capital, plans to protect 300 acres of farmland from two farms that have been operating since the Revolutionary War.

The Berne Planning Board held one workshop last month, and will host another on June 16 at 7 p.m. 

Developer Armand Quadrini recently submitted an application to the town of Guilderland proposing a Planned Unit Development on five parcels from 2298 to 2314 Western Ave., including the site of the former Master Cleaners, currently designated a brownfield by the state’s Department of Conservation.

On June 1, Guilderland’s zoning board said Town Center plaza could no longer use its LED sign for three displays that were not previously approved by the board.

Carman Road between Wayto Road, home to Dunkin’ Donuts, and Marra Lane, the location of a number of apartment complexes, will be closed from Friday, June 3, at 8 p.m., until Monday, June 6, at 6 a.m., as will the access road leading to the I-890/I-90 interchange, according to a release from the state’s transportation department. 

At the May 17 town board meeting, Guilderland Supervisor Peter Barber told board members that he hopes to present them with a request for proposals in June for a contractor to run the comprehensive plan process for the town. 

Store signs became a bone of contention between Jonathan Phillips of Phillips Hardware and the Guilderland Coalition for Responsible Growth.

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