Anne Hayden

“I’d worked in the assessor’s office for so long, it felt like I had really good training,” said Karen VanWagenen on stepping up to the helm.

“The flames were probably 70 to 80 feet in the air,” said one of the first firefighters on the scene, “but, the house sort of sat in a valley, so it took a while for anyone to notice the fire.”

Allegations have been made that Guilderland town board incumbents are involved in a pay-to-play scheme to get Independence Party endorsement. 

After waiting 15 years to expand its firehouse, the Guilderland Fire Department hopes voters will support the upgrade.

Howard Brent did not agree with the Guilderland Police Department’s approach to enforcing the proper use of the turning lane, calling the stationing of four police cars at the intersection “Gestapo-like” and saying the department must have issued “hundreds of tickets.”

On July 19, 2013, Brennan pleaded guilty to two felonies — first-degree reckless endangerment and aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child in the vehicle.

Sloan said, as Catholic schools in general are facing an exodus of students, one of her biggest goals as the new principal is to increase enrollment, and she already has a committee in place to move her enrollment plan forward.

“Basically, you are now in charge of your own health,” said Guilderland Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kathy Burbank, of what the legislation is trying to accomplish. “It’s supposed to make people more aware of their health and how much it costs.”

Barbara Stevens, a 4-H leader and the judge of the dog show at the Altamont Fair, said the Cornell Cooperative Extension has a dog-obedience series as well as the week-long camp in the summer.

Many of the candidates are incumbents — Kenneth Runion for supervisor, Paul Pastore and Patricia Slavick for town board, and Denise Randall for town justice.


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