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A nursery-school teacher, a mechanic, a chef, a student, a plumber, a bus driver all set aside their real-life roles to bring Charles Dickens's Christmas Carol to life on stage.

Ryan Venter, the new YMCA director, hopes more of Guilderland's 10,000 members will use programs besides fitness — its more than "a gym and a swim," he said.

 A student who killed his mother in 2001 planned to attack the high school, the cop now stationed at the school told the board last week during a presentation on safety. This was the first public mention of such an attack, surprising the board president.

The Guilderland school district will get a check as part of settlement money for several states paid by a Long Island tech company for double billing for software maintenance.

Supervisor Valerie Lounsbury said the town's preliminary 2014 spending plan is $703 under the state-set tax cap of 1.66 percent on increases to the levy.

At the Nov. 6 town board meeting, Knox authorized an agreement for 4G Long Term Evolution wireless communication service on its nearby tower used by Verizon and AT&T.

A former marketing consultant, Bruce Kennedy is now a documentary filmmaker inspired by stories he was told as a child of his ancestor's struggle for justice.

The town's attorney noted Town Law says the preliminary spending plan becomes the effective budget if the deadline to adopt a final version isn't met.

The outgoing director of Community Caregivers praised his successor, Kathy Burbank, as “very knowledgeable, very connected to the community."

“I told him, ‘Leave the store now,’ and I repeated that twice,” said Steven Irwin who witnessed a burglary in his store.. “As soon as he heard my voice he ran.”

High school students explore reality as they perform in a Lucille Fletcher thriller.

Stoic men, many of them soldiers, silently wept when a father spoke of his son being killed in action. He wept, too, and said later that the contribution to the Wounded Warriors Program hit home.

Sixteen months ago, a speeding driver in Altamont turned out to have illegal drugs and $4,000 cash in his car. The Voorheesville man was coming from music festival Camp Bisco, police said.

Less than a third of the town's registered voters went to the polls on Election Day and, of those, a large number did not cast votes for local offices. All of the incumbents were unopposed as the GOP put up no candidates.

To change or not to change was the question in Knox elections this year. The answer: All incumbents kept their posts.