Guilderland

ALTAMONT — St. Lucy/St. Bernadette Church in Altamont is offering a Canyon Country tour to national parks in the southwestern United States from April 30 to May 8.

Victory Christian Church of Albany is providing Thanksgiving baskets to people in need in the Albany or Schenectady areas.

Those who want a basket may call 434-6100 — Albany area residents are to call on Sunday, and Schenectady area residents on Tuesday.

The Altamont Seniors met at the St. Lucy/St. Bernadette Parish Center on Tuesday, Nov. 19, for our annual Thanksgiving luncheon.

Guilderland's hopes for a state title in soccer were axed by Fairport last Saturday in Middletown.

Van Horn said it is different than some of the bigger box stores because it has more of a family atmosphere, and the employees often get to know the customers and their needs.

GUILDERLAND — Local restaurateur Sam Pontillo has settled in as general manager of the Blu Stone Bistro in Loudonville.

In close votes on Oct. 14, a $17.3 million project to update Guilderland’s seven school buildings passed while an $846,300 plan to renovate the high school auditorium and better light the football field was defeated.

Altamont Trustee Bill Aylward wanted residents to be notified before allowing the marketing of a communications tower in Altamont; the board tabled the decision.

What the high school principal described as "raunchy sexual comments" in a rap posted to YouTube has led to the suspension of four male students; police are deciding whether they will be arrested under a county cyberbullying law, currently being challenged in the state's top court.

Ryan Venter, the new YMCA director, hopes more of Guilderland's 10,000 members will use programs besides fitness — its more than "a gym and a swim," he said.

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