Guilderland

Kenneth Runion accomplished much in his 16 years as Guilderland's supervisor but tarnished his legacy by leaving town, retiring more than a month before his term ended.

Former Supervisor Kenneth Runion retired on Nov. 23, before his term was up, because he sold his house and moved to Florida.

BurgerFi is short for “Burgerfication” and it serves hamburgers made with grass-fed beef, without chemicals, hormones, or additives, as well as hot dogs and fresh-cut fries.

ALTAMONT — Mike Houghton has a small dental lab in a converted garage at his home in Sprakers, but at this time of year, the equipment for making gold and porcelain crowns gets crowded out by Santa gear. Houghton plays Santa at many area events, including the Altamont Victorian Holiday.

GUILDERLAND — Nicholas and Marcia Siver of Guilderland are excited to announce the engagement of their daughter, Taylor Stringer, to Joseph Dier, son of Kevin and Hildy Dier of Red Hook, New York.

Katie Fahrenkopf, Altamont

ALTAMONT — It all started from a phone call. A neighbor noticed that cars were coming and picking up packages that had been delivered to a house that was vacant and for sale. The neighbor called the Altamont Police.

"We shift to a mindset of focusing on what the student can do, not what the student can’t do," said Demian Singleton, explaining the school district's focus on inclusion.

Michael is a wisp of a boy with intelligent brown eyes. He has cerebral palsy. At Altamont Elementary, he has been taken out of a self-contained classroom and become part of a general class.

Schools need to cultivate the best in each student.

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