Guilderland

GUILDERLAND — The Guilderland Historical Society’s Oct. 17 program will feature Paul and Mary Liz Stewart describing Freedom Seekers and the Underground Railroad.

GUILDERLAND —Students who want to play a winter sport at Guilderland High School — boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ swimming, bowling, ice hockey, cross-country skiing, gymnastics, wrestling, cheerleading, or indoor track — should sign up now.

GUILDERLAND — The Guilderland Central School District will host a Fall Recycling Extravaganza on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Farnsworth Middle School. The last Recycling Extravaganza generated more than $3,500 in revenue for the district.

GUILDERLAND —On Thursday, October 17, Guilderland school librarians will present a workshop for all district families, “Cyber Smart: Succeeding in a Digital World,” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Farnsworth Middle School Learning Center.

Supervisor Ken Runion’s adversary in the coming election, Mark Grimm, feels that the supervisor isn’t being transparent about the town tax rate, because a separate line for a pension tax was created in 2012.

If Fred Wagner, who owns Helderberg Excavating and Trucking, doesn’t turn his land over to Guilderland, the town may take it by eminent domain, the legal power to take private property for public use.

In the 19th Century, her father learned to dance on logs rolling down a Nova Scotia river. Vera Brooks, who turns 100 on Oct. 4 has navigated her own life with equal finesse and good balance.

GUILDERLAND — Quiet and hardworking, Harold F. Truax was respected — in his work as a mechanic, by his family who loved him, and even in his hobby restoring Ford V-8s from the 1930s.

His work on cars was emblematic of his approach to life.

Many aids and monitors work part-time for the school district just to get health insurance for their families, according to a Guilderland negotiator. For their next contract, the unit's president says, they will push for health benefits after retirement.

Two citizens have devoted themselves to keeping Guilderland's water clean, seeing that toxins buried by the Army in town are contained. Others should join them in the work ahead, drafting a regional plan to protect the reservoir.

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