In 2020, the town will begin to charge residents for accepting their household recyclables.  

“Everyone I’ve spoken with says that it’s just one of the best corn mazes in the area,” FMS principal Michael Laster said of Liberty Ridge, which boasts a 100-acre corn maze for kids to explore. Liberty Ridge was also forced by the state and the courts several years ago to let all couples, including same-sex couples, who wanted to, to hold their weddings there. 

Bill Dergosits runs his fingers over a Promethean board

Bill Dergosits stressed that the Promethean board is “a tool, not a toy.”

Berne-Knox-Westerlo graduate

“When you throw up your diploma and your cap, you have commenced to ‘we,’” said Berne-Knox-Westerlo Superintendent Timothy Mundell, at the Class of 2019’s graduation on Saturday.

Nicole Carr

Nicole Carr, the Class of 2019 valedictorian at Berne-Knox-Westerlo, enjoys drawing comics. One revolves around a character she said somewhat resembles her. Another is titled “Meet Stu,” about her cat named Stuart.

“You can’t skip chapters,” advises Adrianna Fahd, the Class of 2019 salutatorian at Berne-Knox-Westerlo. “You have to live through everything, even if it’s hard.”

Eighteen highest-honors students sat onstage at the 1995 graduation. That number has risen over the years; it was 72 last year and is expected to be 52 this year.

When he came to the United States at age 9, Sapphire Jack, now 16, recalled, “The hardest thing was my accent. I was made fun of. They called it ‘broken English.’ I got into a couple of fights. I learned to ignore it.”

Voorheesville Elementary School students will be learning coding and programming skills, thanks to a grant secured by Alan Fiero, a long-time science teacher who became a teaching assistant in retirement.

GUILDERLAND — The last day before spring break, April 18, was the culmination of almost a year’s work for Guilderland High School’s International Club, when it held its cultural fair.

Students staffed booths from countries around the world, serving food, and relating interesting facts.


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