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

On May 3, Mayor Kerry Dineen along with Trustees Nicholas Fahrenkopf and John Scally approved the seven new members of Altamont’s zoning board and an alternate, with one alternate yet to be named. 

Berne Town Hall

Berne building inspector Jonathan Heigel is not qualified to issue building permits for construction projects without the approval of a code-enforcement officer, but granted some to the town and Berne Town Board member Albert Thiem anyway.

On June 7, Business for Good will propose demolishing buildings at 40 and 43 South Main St. — it already took down the old Stewart’s at 42 South Main Street — and replacing them with a tavern, café, and parking lot

One resident said more affordable housing is needed while another worried Guilderland doesn’t have the infrastructure to handle more growth.

Thursday’s ruling from the state Supreme Court’s Third Appellate Division paves the way for construction and the approval process, respectively, to begin on Pyramid’s Rapp Road and Western Avenue projects.

The Guilderland Planning Board this week heard about Sharon Fellowship Church’s proposal to purchase and renovate parts of the 40-acre Dutch Manor Stable property at 2331 Western Ave.

Robert Marriott, Berne

Signs have been taking a fair amount of time at recent Guilderland town and zoning board meetings. 

Crossgates’ tenants in 2020 reported total sales of $266.5 million, down from  $416.8 million in 2019, according to court papers — dueling appraisals of the mall from the town and Crossgates. 

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