Guilderland

SLINGERLANDS — Victor Shear, of Canajoharie, was arraigned on Sept. 9 on charges that he robbed the TrustCo Bank on New Scotland Road in Slingerlands.

The indictment alleges that, on Aug. 21, he entered the bank, demanding money while brandishing a gun and then, after taking the money, fled.

When a 16-year-old was asked by an off-duty officer what he was doing with a dufffle bag behind a Dumpster at Crossgates Mall, he said he had just stolen a laptop computerr.

Despite Republicans' efforts to wrest the Independence Party line from the endorsed Democrats, the write-in campaign failed. Conservative Party voters chose Democrats, too.

Guilderland music teacher Rae Jean Teeter says performing stretches her students. Their latest reach is a long stretch, answering an invitation to perform at Carnegie Hall. Fund-raising is underway.

Unanimous votes on both sides ushered in three-year pact for six Guilderland administrators with a raise the district's negotiator called "modest" — 1.5 percent each year.

The Guilderland School Board decided there would be no harm to the environment with a proposed plan to upgrade seven school buildings.

Guilderland started its football season in exciting fashion, coming from behind in the final minutes with two huge plays.

To the Editor:

The Kenneth Runion, Patricia Slavick, Paul Pastore slate boasts about the town having a strong ethics code. Having a meaningful law helps to ensure that public officials like the tax assessor act with integrity and in the public interest and not any self interest.

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