Guilderland

The current caretakers of the Federal home built by John Veeder feel they belong at Rose Hill and have invested themselves in its upkeep.

A State Trooper fled the scene after crashing into two parked vehicles on Altamont's Main Street; he turned himself in 15 hours later, which, police say, was too late to do tests for drug or alcohol use.

GUILDERLAND — Two incumbents — Allan Simpson and Judy Slack — and newcomer Christopher McManus are running for three seats on the school board. No one else turned in petitions by Monday’s deadline.

All of them support the $92 million budget, which district residents will decide on, on May 20, along with the election.

GUILDERLAND — Christopher McManus is making his first run for the school board because he believes “new blood” is needed.

GUILDERLAND — “I feel you need to give back to your community,” said Allan Simpson, explaining why he is running again for the school board. “I can offer expertise with my financial background,” he added.

Simpson works as director of accounting operations for the New York State Insurance Fund.

GUILDERLAND — Judy Slack is running for a third term on the school board because, she said, “I like feeling I’m doing something for the kids.”

Slack, who began her career as a high-school English teacher, worked for 24 years as a teaching assistant at Lynnwood Elementary School in Guilderland, retiring in 2008.

There were not many hits for Guilderland or Columbia during Monday's softball game, but Columbia hit one that counted, and early.

GUILDERLAND — Nestled just off Route 20 in Guilderland, rows of statues wind around a building and overflow behind it into a scape of small fishing boys, jesters, cats, and busts of ancient Greek deities.

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.

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