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BERNE — The town’s highway superintendent — a Republican in a town governed by a council of all Democrats — left on a planned trip to Maine at 2 p.m. last Friday afternoon. That evening, he heard from two of his six full-time highway workers: They had been fired by the town supervisor.

GUILDERLAND — Employees of the nursing home in Guilderland Center picketed along Route 146 on Wednesday afternoon, crying out for justice and demanding to be reimbursed the money they say their employer owes them.

“What do we want?” chanted a young man with a bullhorn.

“Justice!” cried the two-dozen picketers.

Perhaps feeling the pressure of several years of budget cuts, the formerly cohesive Guilderland School board, functioning under new leadership, has been deeply divided on small issues of pay.

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