Guilderland

GUILDERLAND — Guilderland Police Officers performed a water rescue at the Normans Kill on Saturday after two men, who, police say, had been drinking alcohol, jumped from the Frenches Hollow foot bridge.

Investigators determined that the fire started on the back porch of a third-floor apartment, and was due to the accidental or improper disposal of hot coals.

In the past year, said Police Chief Carol Lawlor, there were 17 heroin overdoses in Guilderland, and five of them were fatal.

As we turned off of the main road we drove up a short driveway to the security station. A gentleman in a crisp white shirt, black tie and pin-striped trousers came out and with his clipboard in hand and gave us a very warm greeting.

The annual Go Green Day and Recycling Extravaganza drew 570 people on Saturday, April 26, its highest ever attendance. The day offered educational booths, vendors, and a chance to recycle.

Happy and healthy went hand in hand on Saturday as kids at the YMCA Adventure Camp played while they learned.

GUILDERLAND — As the debate rages across the country and around the world over whether digital learning should supersede traditional teaching, Natalia LeMoyne is unperturbed.

Executives in Silicon Valley pay hefty tuition fees to send their children to a Waldorf school that banishes computers. Every student at a poor public school was given an iPad, yet test scores remained low. In a recent debate at Columbia University “More Clicks, Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall is Obsolete,” a professor who believed online courses could not replace the intimate interaction between students and their teacher argued against a professor who taught online and said he could reach more students in an online course than in 40 years on campus; the audience voted — electronically — to declare the clicks the winners of the debate.

Library Director Timothy Wiles says Guilderland's 22-year-old building "still looks fresh and new," but is in need of repairs so a $90,000 capital reserve fund is planned as part of next year's budget.

State Police should answer questions about a Trooper who fled the scene of a crash, turning himself in 15 hours later after, police say, it was too late to test for drugs or alcohol.

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