Guilderland

ALTAMONT — One of only three musicians invited from the United States to be part of the Maxence Larrieu Flute Competition, Amanda Dame, of Altamont, will be on of 62 candidates competing in this high-level international competition, taking place in Nice, France this month.

GUILDERLAND — Howard F. Jacobson, an engineer who was committed to religious service, died at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was 77.

Mr. Jacobson was a 1955 graduate of Guilderland High School and a 1962 graduate of Union College. 

ALTAMONT — Stephen F. Hout has been named manager of the Capital Region Market's Altamont branch of KeyBank, at 105 Park Street.

“He is responsible for maximizing branch productivity, maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction, and managing the employees within the branch,” according to a release from KeyBank.

GUILDERLAND — Kathy Burbank, formerly president of the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce and director of Community Caregivers, is joining CM Fox Real Estate.

The independent real estate company, owned by Troy Miller, who was raised in Guilderland, is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Members of the Guilderland School Board, elected representatives of the people, should have discussed the naming of the high school football field in public as the law allows.

     
 
Enrolled voters in Guilderland are 38 percent Democrat and 25 percent Republican; enrolled Conservatives number just 450, or 2 percent. The remaining 35 percent are enrolled in other small parties or as independents.

People have to be willing to invest in the community, and fair treatment would be a benefit to the businesses, town, and taxpayers, said Carman.

The incumbent councilman suggested the town's comprehensive plan may be due for an update.

Coons believes that Guilderland should set a specific policy for businesses wanting to open and be consistent in enforcing that policy.

Centi lives in a neighborhood off of Carman Road, and said that, if elected, one of her projects would be to get the sidewalks extended and connected on Carman.

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