ALBANY COUNTY — Two members of the county’s planning board were slated for replacement without their knowledge.

Peter Barber

Five political newcomers are actively vying for two seats on the Guilderland Town Board. At the same time, the incumbent supervisor, Democrat Peter Barber, is unchallenged as he seeks a fourth two-year term.

Barbara Kennedy, who was accused of animal abuse on social media on false evidence, was not charged with any crimes after an investigation by the Albany County Sheriff found the allegations to be “unfounded.”

Listen to candidates' views in Berne. Early voting starts Oct. 23. Will you be voting? What would help decide your vote? Next up, we have New Scotland.

Barbara Kennedy, a Democrat who’s running for highway superintendent in Berne, has been accused of animal abuse on social media, but those claims, which stem from a series of photos anonymously posted online, appear to be unfounded.

Photos posted on Facebook last week of documents that show charges brought against Berne Democratic candidate for town clerk Jean Guarino in 1995 leave the public to draw their own conclusions from limited information. 

Harold Greene and Rafael Nieves

Raymond Clark is one of three Gold Star fathers in Guilderland who have lost a child to the war. “The day my son died was the worst day of my life. And this, the world events right now, comes a close second."

VOORHEESVILLE — The village board searched far and wide before settling on a trustee replacement for Rich Straut, who took over as mayor for Bob Conway when he stepped down on July 1 with nine months left in his term. 

The only contest between the major parties is for the supervisor and clerk positions. Resident Brigitte McAuliffe is running for one of two town board seats under her own party and is opposed by incumbents. 

The Rensselaerville 2021 election centers around five seats, but the local Democrats have put forth only two candidates — the same as those endorsed by the town’s other parties.


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