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GUILDERLAND —The house that sheltered young Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, Guilderland’s most famous son, had fallen on hard times.

GUILDERLAND — School district voters will be the first in the county to cast their budget and board ballots electronically.

“We’re going from ancient lever machines to scanatrons,” said school board President Colleen O’Connell at Tuesday’s board meeting.

BOSTON — Saturday night, a thousand people filled the seats at the ornate Jordan Hall, which the Boston Globe reported on its opening in 1903 was “a place of entertainment that European musicians who were present that evening say excels in beauty anything of the kind they ever saw.”

We must recognize that each of us embodies a universe

What does it mean to be recognized?

Each year, for a handful of local kids who have beaten the odds, it means a lot.

BERNE The Reverend Wendy Cook will be installed at a ceremony this Sunday afternoon, as she answers the call to serve as pastor at the Helderberg Evangelical Lutheran Church.

“I love it here. I just love it here. I’ve been totally embraced by the people here,” Cook said.

NEW SCOTLAND –– The fingertips of visitors at the New Scotland Historical Association Museum were able to trace their family lines back to veterans of the Civil War this past Sunday.

NEW SCOTLAND –– Starting April 16, motorists traveling along Route 85 have been taking a detour as the state’s Department of Transportation replaces a water drainage culvert beneath the road, near the intersection of Bullock Road.

VOORHEESVILLE — Jason Windsor is making his first run for school board, because, he said, “I feel my skills and background would be extremely helpful at this point.”

NEW SCOTLAND –– After two years and two failed attempts, the town board is preparing to vote again on a local law limiting the size of large-scale commercial development in the area of routes 85 and 85A, following a public hearing on the issue scheduled for May.

VOORHEESVILLE — Diana Straut is making her first run for school board because, she said, she has “seen the district from several angles as a parent,” and she wants to bring her experiences as a teacher and a school consultant to the table.


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