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ALTAMONT — “Prom is a big deal,” says Rhonda Flansburg, the owner of Re-Nue Spa in the village. “It’s a time for kids to get dressed up, to feel glamorous and important for one day. Everyone wants that.”

GUILDERLAND — A Guilderland teenager was shot in Arbor Hill on Monday night, according to Albany City Police.

DuShawn Sims, 16, of Old State Road, was shot in the leg at the corner of Lark and Orange Streets, around 8:45 p.m.

GUILDERLAND — The Best Western Sovereign Inn in Guilderland — plagued with Legionella bacteria for the past two months — last week installed a new hot-water tank to try to eliminate the problem.

Albany County will test the water again on March 14, said Mary Rozak, spokeswoman for the county.

GUILDERLAND — For the principal of Farnsworth Middle School, a national honor is not a reason to rest on her laurels but rather an inspiration to improve further.

GUILDERLAND — The school board will vote next Tuesday on one of four options for bus replacement outlined last week in a lengthy report from the transportation department.

VOORHEESVILLE — The school district proposes cutting 16 clubs, two sports teams, several maintenance positions, and a multitude of classes, to help close a $500,000 budget gap, but still faces another gap of $41,844 for 2012-13.

NEW SCOTLAND — About three weeks ago, men clad in bright orange stripes and under armed guard began appearing along local public highways, and the garbage strewn along the roads began disappearing.

NEW SCOTLAND – The family of a forensic scientist at the center of an improper evidence-handling probe who killed himself in 2008 can have their day in court.

GUILDERLAND — The town is operating with a temporary assessor after John Macejka was abruptly fired last Wednesday.

Orphans in Uganda will soon be wearing clothes made by congregants of the Delanson United Methodist Church.

“When you’re cold and hungry, and tired, it’s good to know you’re not alone. Someone cares,” said Melissa McCarthy, the local lay pastor at the Delanson church.


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