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The buzz at Farnsworth Middle School garden [video]

Local beekeepers looking to spur interest in honey hobby, offer guidance

Jennifer Ford and Keith Freeman conducted their first beehive inspection Friday morning, July 18, at Farnsworth Middle School’s Organic Garden. The couple has kept beehives at their home since 2008 and started maintaining one at the garden this summer.

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Dragons and damsels

Landis Arboretum program will take people on a dragonfly hunt

Get an up close look at some unique insects during “Dragonflies and Damselflies,” on Saturday, July 19, at the Landis Arboretum. Anne Donnelly, dragonfly surveyor for the New York State Natural Heritage Program, will lead the afternoon "field trip."

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Guilderland school district drops construction manager

Turner Construction Company to oversee $17M improvements project

Guilderland Central School District ended its contract with a familiar company from overseeing construction of an improvements project after expectations were reportedly not met.

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The stage is set

Cue Theatre makes its move to a permanent space in Delmar

Unfortunate circumstances sometimes afford new opportunities. After learning Community United Methodist Church in Slingerlands was closing its doors, the operators of The Cue Theatre didn’t know what was next.

Guilderland keeps reduced sub rate at schools

Administrators urge pay restoration after trouble attracting substitute teachers

Guilderland Board of Education members Tuesday, July 1, voted 5-4 to maintain daily rates for substitute teachers during the 2014-15 school year. District administrators recommended restoring the daily pay rates after difficulties getting substitutes.

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Bethlehem, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk school districts to collect own taxes

Bethlehem passes responsibility back to district officials

In a move to help Bethlehem residents save money, the town will no longer be collecting taxes on behalf of two local school districts.

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Bethlehem Central School District takes another look at lunch service

Board says no to price hike; new director to take over program in August

A proposal to increase prices for elementary and middle school lunches was rejected by members of the Bethlehem Central Board of Education.

Altamont Elementary School awarded $75k grant

State designation spurs funding for professional development

Altamont Elementary School’s designation as a Reward School has led to the district receiving $75,000 to enhance professional development.

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Study: Guilderland schools have too much unused space

District, board members mum on scenarios; school closure advised

Guilderland Central School District held a community meeting Monday, June 16, for consultant Paul Seversky to discuss findings from his building capacity study, along with some scenarios the district could pursue to reduce expenses.

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Voorheesville eyes $1.3M grant for rail trail project

Village officials finalize plan, target state funds for enhancing trail’s end

Voorheesville Board of Trustees on Tuesday, May 27, approved submitting an application requesting $1.3 million of federal Transportation Alternatives Program funding for its rail trail project.

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Living history, one last time

Guilderland students hold 11th annual Living Museum; program to be cut next year

The likes of Thomas Edison, Davy Crockett and Helen Keller will probably not be seen again in Guilderland High School.

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UPDATE: Guilderland school district voters pass $92M budget

District’s vehicle purchase proposition approved; library budget passed

Guilderland Central School District voters on Tuesday, May 20, approved a $92.13 million 2014-15 budget, along with a nearly $1 million proposition to purchase seven buses and a maintenance truck.

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UPDATED: Voorheesville voters pass $22.7M school budget

District’s vehicle purchase and capital improvement plans approved; library budget passed

Voorheesville Central School District’s proposed $22.7 million budget was comfortably approved by residents on Tuesday, May 20, along with both propositions before voters.

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Guilderland Public Library continues tackling tutoring

Board members walking “fine line,” tutors could be tapped for input

Discussions over private tutors using space at the Guilderland Public Library and what procedures or policies should be implemented continued at the library Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, May 8.

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Guilderland music teachers denounce proposed cuts

Educators ask to restore 0.25 FTE, Wiles says need not yet demonstrated

Several Guilderland school district music teachers are petitioning proposed cuts to their department, which totals less than half of one full-time equivalent position next school year.

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