Melissa Hale-Spencer

Deadline to enter is Aug. 3. Contestants must be residents of Albany, Schenectady, or Greene counties. 

Guilderland's newest high school assistant principal comes from Niskayuna, where she created a course in sports literature.

A schoolhouse suits John Curley as he began and ended his long career in education as a teacher. Now he is the director of the Feura Bush Neighborhood Library, which is housed in a quaint old one-room schoolhouse.

Rebecca Gleason combines things she likes — such as teaching sports lit. The former English teacher and athlete has broadened her reach as a school administrator and in August will begin a new job as an assistant principal at Guilderland High School.

Her first library card is lost but the retiring director of the public library has kept all the others and will be issuing new ones to youngsters like she once was, eager readers.

I learned this week that Peg Tyndell had died of cancer on June 26.

My thoughts rushed back a quarter of a century to a brisk winter day when I went to a local women’s health clinic with Peg, a reporter for The Altamont Enterprise.

She was determined to show women, our readers, what a mammogram was like.

GUILDERLAND — The school board here is considering a $17.3 million project to update its seven school buildings and improve security and teaching technology. It is also looking at a second proposition, of $846,300, to renovate the high school auditorium and better light the football field.

GUILDERLAND — The school board’s longest-serving member, Barbara Fraterrigo, is now at its helm.

HILLTOWNS — Three of five Berne-Knox-Westerlo board members voted to look into budget cuts so as not to increase the tax levy on local property owners and to offset the use of reserve funds as they develop next year’s budget.

I confess.

My keyboard, I can see as I type this, has food in the cracks between the letters — crumbs from yesterday’s lunch, pieces of popcorn from a midnight snack a few days ago as we put the paper together for publication.


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