GUILDERLAND — A controversial consultant’s report led to a collegial forum on Nov. 19 as 74 district residents participated in the first summit on the future of Guilderland schools.

“We’re kind of running out of ideas for how we close revenue gaps,” Superintendent Marie Wiles told the crowd, assembled at the new Tech Valley High School on the southeast edge of the district. “That’s, frankly, why we’re here,” she said.

“We want to ask the question that is the elephant in the room,” Wiles went on.

Opinion

Two elderly sisters strayed from reality when they took in too many cats; both felines and humans suffered. They need our help, not our condemnation.

Guilderland

Charles Carrow is encouraging the Guilderland Town Board to extend the zoning for general business so that a Cumberland Farms can be built at the intersection of routes 146 and 20.

New Scotland

After months of neighbors' petitions and planning board delays,  Lauren Bachner had her kennel and dog-day care approved last week in a split vote.

Hilltowns

The hearing will review evidence, testimony and Pangburn's statements as she was arrested late at night visiting a Berne cemetery, to determine whether the evidence should be suppressed.

Regional

A two-and-a-half-year study by municipal consulting firm Laberge Group outlined three pilot projects involving Albany County and the towns of Bethlehem, Colonie, and Knox.