Melissa Hale-Spencer

GUILDERLAND — Tracy Martone, winner of the school district’s Technology in Education Award this year, says she always wanted to be a teacher.

As a girl, she collected textbooks from her aunt, a school principal. “They were from the eighties, the kind with the answers in the back,” she recalled.

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Mojmir Frinta, after World War II wreaked havoc in Europe, found redeemng beauty in its churches and spent the better part of a lifetiime restoring, researching, and teaching about sacred art.

GUILDERLAND — More than four decades after it was built, Farnsworth Middle School leaders and staff remain committed to students’ personal and social as well as intellectual development.

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Dogs that few want to adopt — most of them are pit bulls — get training from county jail inmates, which helps the inmates as well as the dogs.

While the Albany County District Attorney's Office says Nancy Ware, a victim in a road rage incident, was offered support, Ware feels twice victimized.

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John Metallo, after three months as an interim administrator at Berne-Knox-Westerlo’s secondary school, has resigned. A group of girls and their mothers want people to know why.

Kids here got a chance on Saturday to do what adults across the Americas have been doing for 115 years — going afield in the winter for the annual Christmas Bird Count.

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The school board will move ahead with setting up a task force — of citizen volunteers and staff — to investigate ways to use excess space in the district’s schools.

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The town lost an exuberant 12-year-old, Emmit Stannard, to brain cancer as well as long-time leader Myra Dorman, but life hummed with a new cycling festival and a gala to mark the fire department's 75th anniversary.

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Facing a much smaller budget gap for 2015-16, most Guilderland School Board members want to beef up the fund balance they have dipped into recently to keep taxes under the state-set cap.

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