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GUILDERLAND — Residents of East Old State Road, and neighboring roads, like Lydius Street and Siver Road, are upset that trees were taken down by the Pine Bush Preserve, saying the land looks like a disaster area.

NEW SCOTLAND — Last week, Albany County honored volunteers including the drivers of New Scotland’s senior outreach program, elderly residents to medical appointments, shops, community meals, social events, and other services.

VOORHEESVILLE — The Voorheesville Board of Education adopted a $22,562,392 budget last week, 3.17 percent larger than last year’s, which would raise the tax levy in the district by 3.23 percent.

VOORHEESVILLE — When school district voters go to the polls May 21 they will be able to cast votes for two open and unchallenged seats on the board as incumbents C. James Coffin and Cheryl Dozier each seek another four-year term.

Both candidates have careers in education.

VOORHEESVILLE — No one has filed a petition to be on the ballot for the Voorheesville Public Library Board of Trustees this year.

Library Director Gail Sacco said none of the incumbents were seeking another term and no petitions were filed by the deadline April 22.

KNOX — Some farmers in Albany County are concerned because their fire-district taxes are higher than other taxes since local fire districts don’t offer agricultural exemptions.

KNOX — While the town undergoes a review of its comprehensive plan, the planning board is looking over maps for a business district in the hamlet.

ALTAMONT — The village appointed its new superintendent and assistant superintendent of public works in April, keeping and promoting two long-term employees.

BERNE — Instead of “problems,” Sandra Kisselback prefers the word “challenges.” She works at the Stempel Saw Mill, her family’s enterprise that has endured despite heavy snow that collapsed a roof, a broken motor too costly to repair, and a stubborn recession that has cut back on construction.

GUILDERLAND — The town elections are more than six months away, but, this week, Mark Grimm formally announced his intention to run for supervisor on the Republican line.

One winter night decades ago, in the midst of a Christmas concert at the Union College Chapel, the campus suddenly went dark — a power failure. But the concert did not stop. The women of the Thursday Musical Club, dressed in their finest, stood their ground, kept their composure, and never missed a beat.

RENSSEALERVILLE — A day after a large rally at the state capitol against New York’s new gun-control legislation, Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple sympathized with Hilltown residents eager to repeal it.

HILLTOWNS — While Westerlo last month demanded the repeal of the state’s gun-control law with a resolution that won applause and handshakes from citizens, town boards in Knox and Berne this week took more mild positions focused on public input.

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