Guilderland

GUILDERLAND — A devoted mother and grandmother, Margaret M. Stewart worked in the Corporate Component Procurement Department of IBM in Poughkeepsie for 25 years, retiring in 1991.

She died on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at St. Peter’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Albany. She was 77.

The Guilderland school district has agreed to annual raises from 1 to 2 percent for two small units — nine administrators and seven technology workers.

Although the Albany County Drug Court has helped over 500 addicted criminals turn their  lives around, Burglar Curtis Brisson is not one of them.

“Santa’s here, Santa’s here!” screamed the children gathered by the train track in Altamont as Santa rolled into town, culminating the annual Victorian Holiday Celebration. Inside the boxcar, tots whispered their wishes to the jolly old elf.

WorkFit Medical has a new home in Guilderland.

Public vigils for anyone who has lost a child are held across the country on Dec. 6 at Angel of Hope Statues. Richard Paul Evans created the statues as the author of The Christmas Box book.

GUILDERLAND — Marie Heiser Murray, who defined herself as a wife and mother, was active in the Guilderland community.

She died on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at Ellis Hospital. She was 83.

ALTAMONT — While blazing a career path as an accountant, Anne Rouget Connolly lived by the Golden Rule.

Agawum Lane, on the shoulder of the Helderberg escarpment, could become the site for a cell tower in Altamont.

Guilderland's  music supervisor credits teachers, parents and the community for the program's success as the high school was named a Grammy semi-finalist for the fifth year in a row.

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