Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week focuses on invasive insect’s threat, precautions
New York is recognizing Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week this year from Sunday, May 19, to Saturday, May 25. Residents and visitors are being encouraged to become more aware about the invasive insect and its destructive potential towards ash trees.
Teen’s suicide fuels push for legislation over school special education resources
Jerry Clark’s grandmother can’t fill the hole in her heart left by her grandson’s suicide, but she is continuing her efforts to keep it from happening to other families by lobbying for state legislation.
Two-year agreement holds annual 2 percent salary increase
The Guilderland Town Board on Tuesday, May 7, approved a new two-year contract with the town’s police union, which has around 35 members. The agreement provides a retroactive 2 percent salary increase each year.
Contingency funds targeted to make payroll for July
Three days after the Albany County Legislature tabled a vote on privatizing the county nursing home vote, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy has sent out a request to move $2.2 million from the county’s contingency fund in the budget to meet the facility’s July payroll.
New Scotland residents pack hearing to lament drainage issues, board rebuts claims
Neighbors of a proposed 12-lot subdivision in New Scotland fear their existing drainage issues would only worsen with new construction, but town officials and the developer claim the opposite is true.
This week, we want to know which Suburban Council softball team you think has the best chance to win the Section II Class AA title.
Guilderland GOP robo-calls McKownville residents, supervisor says change not political
The Guilderland Town Board is backpedaling on a plan to establish a special taxing district in McKownville in a favor of a townwide fund aimed at fixing drainage issues across the board.
$3M extension hinges on purchase agreement with Bethlehem
The New Scotland Town Board on Wednesday, May 8, unanimously approved the boundaries of the New Salem Water District, but the town though must finalize a water purchase agreement with Bethlehem before the taps are turned on.
SEFCU’s Monopoly tournament nets $20k for Center for Disability Services
This year, on Tuesday, May 7, 305 players took on the challenge at The Albany Marriot on Wolf Road for the 21st Annual SEFCU Monopoly Tournament and helped raise $20,000 for the center.
TrustCo Bank Corp NY announced that Trustco Bank has been awarded a 5-Star (“Superior”) Rating from Bauer Financial, Inc., an independent bank rating company.
This editorial appeared in the May 15, 2013, editions of Spotlight newspapers.
Pitcher helps her own cause with three hits
Mallory Harrigan had a big afternoon in the pitcher's circle and at the plate for the Guilderland softball team.
This letter appeared in the May 15, 2013, editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
This letter appeared in the May 15, 2013, edition of the Colonie Spotlight.
County comptroller urges legislature to turn over control
The Albany County Legislature tabled a deal to give control of the county-run nursing home to a private company at a Monday, May 13, meeting, after hearing a presentation from County Comptroller Mike Conners urging action.
Local Girl Scouts troop chooses Community Maternity Services for service project
This year, members of one Bethlehem Girl Scout troop will be showing their appreciation for more than just their own mothers. Since January, members of Elsmere Brownie Troop 1308 have been collecting supplies to be donated to Community Maternity Services, an agency of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany.
Balanced attack helps Dutchmen defeat the Eagles
Eight Guilderland players scored goals in Friday's 11-3 Suburban Council boys lacrosse victory over Bethlehem.
DiNapoli home run highlights Eagles victory
The Bethlehem baseball team pulled away for a 5-1 victory over Guilderland in Friday's Coaches vs. Cancer game at Joseph Bruno Stadium.
F. Michael Tucker, president of the Center for Economic Growth, was allegedly found to have had a blood alcohol content more than double the legal limit while parked in Stuyvesant Plaza on Friday, May 3, according to police reports.
Tewksbury tosses three-hitter for Lady Dutch
The Guilderland softball team pulled away in the last three innings to defeat Bethlehem 6-2 in Thursday's Suburban Council South Division game.