ALTAMONT — Monday morning, Bette Cowley had a lifetime of treasures spread out on the bed she and her husband had shared for decades. Ed Cowley died on Saturday morning, Oct. 11, 2014. He was 89.

Mrs. Cowley was making a display to memorialize him for their children. The treasures, mute in a dresser drawer, told of a life that was both broad and deeply rooted. He was an artist, a soldier, a teacher, and a family man.

Opinion

Veterans who served in some wars, but not others, are now eligible for school-tax breaks; the same benefit should be offered to all.

Guilderland

As facts slowly come to light on the murder of two Guilderland Elementary students and their parents, the staff is helping their classmates and each other work through their grief with care and compassion.

New Scotland

Lauren Bachner's special-use permit application to put a kennel in a residential/agricultural zone has been delayed again, this time by absent planning board members.

Sports

A fourth-quarter comeback by Ballston Spa last Friday made Guilderland's bad football season even worse.

Hilltowns

Shawn Duncan was arrested on a search warrant that was issued in the investigation of a Westerlo horse's killing by an arrow. This month, his case was adjourned in contemplation of dismissal.

Regional

A bill allowing schools to include a veterans' tax exemption was met with hesitation by many school boards this past year. A second one, not yet passed, is aimed at including another exemption.