ALTAMONT — A pedestrian in a village crosswalk was hit by a van on Monday, Dec. 28.

GUILDERLAND — Guilderland dealt with growth in 2015 as SUNY Poly made plans to expand on its eastern edge, and Vincent Wolanin, after five years, got approval for 210 luxury apartments in Westmere.

The village’s quasquicentennial brought renewed emphasis on the qualities and history that make Altamont unique.

With the Christmas season and all its tinsel, lights, and greenery upon us, the mail also brings letters sometimes like gifts – like the following letter that this historian hopes will turn into a

“No area is exempt and these things tend to happen in cycles,” said Deputy Chief Curtis Cox.

Richard P. McGinn Jr., chief financial officer of the foundation, said this week there are currently no plans to develop the property.

GUILDERLAND — Joseph “Big Joe” Timothy Knightes Sr., who loved sports and was dedicated to his family, died on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. He was 55.

Mr. Knightes was born on Nov. 30, 1960, in Schenectady, son of Donald and Laura Knightes.

He graduated from Guilderland High School.

He said it was the first time he has had an opponent, and the first time anyone running for the position in “recent history” has had an opponent.

GUILDERLAND — A resident living in the neighborhood behind Keenholts’ Park believes Guilderland Babe Ruth has overstepped its bounds in developing the property, but his concerns are largely unfounded.

The school district here is in a "wait-and-see mode" since “things are flying around fast and furious,” according to the curriculum director.


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