ALTAMONT — Colin Wardle, a man who will be missed across three continents, died on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital, surrounded by friends and family. He was 69.

A third year of a research project on wild turkey survival will kick off in January and the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking landowners who will let birds be trapped and banded on their property.

Landowners in Region 4 may contact Karl Parker at 357-2154 with the Bureau of Wildlife in Schenectady.

The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation has revised the list of Species of Greatest Conservation Need, which includes species that are at risk in New York.  The DEC developed revisions to the list in collaboration with numerous species experts and conservation partners.

The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation has established the Capital District Emerald Ash Borer Task Force to help fight and slow the spread of the destructive insect.

To the Editor:

Altamont Community Tradition would like to thank everyone who made the 13th Annual Victorian Holiday Celebration a huge success. We are extremely thankful to our gracious house hosts as they opened their historic homes as part of this year’s Holiday House Tour.

With church bells ringing and horns of all sorts blowing, people around the world have gathered to greet another new year at the stroke of midnight.

St. John’s Lutheran Church at 140 Maple Ave. in Altamont will observe Jan. 4, as Epiphany Sunday with an informal worship service at 8:30 and a traditional service at 11 a.m.

Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

Guilderland was a lens for national issues in 2014, home to the first general killed in combat since Vietnam, the place where a Chinese family was murdered, and where an addict was accused of burglary before hanging himself in jail.

Just before Christmas, two fires forced Guilderland residents from their homes.

GUILDERLAND — The next step in solving the school district’s problem of too much space for too few students will likely be the appointment of a citizens’ task force to study different ways of repurposing some classrooms.


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