Enrolled voters in Guilderland are 38 percent Democrat and 25 percent Republican; enrolled Conservatives number just 450, or 2 percent. The remaining 35 percent are enrolled in other small parties or as independents.

People have to be willing to invest in the community, and fair treatment would be a benefit to the businesses, town, and taxpayers, said Carman.

The incumbent councilman suggested the town's comprehensive plan may be due for an update.

Coons believes that Guilderland should set a specific policy for businesses wanting to open and be consistent in enforcing that policy.

Centi lives in a neighborhood off of Carman Road, and said that, if elected, one of her projects would be to get the sidewalks extended and connected on Carman.

Barber said he is endorsed by the New York League of Conservation Voters, the leading state environmental group in terms of government action.

The town could, Forte said, do a better job at bringing in some smart economic growth with businesses and commercial properties.

ALTAMONT — Carol Ann Bruce of Altamont died peacefully at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, after a nine-month battle with pancreatic cancer.

“Carol was a tremendous wife, mother, grandmother and friend and a well-loved resident of Altamont for over 40 years,” her family wrote in a tribute.

DELANSON — Robert E. Friebel, a Vietnam combat veteran, died unexpectedly on Friday, Sept. 28, 2015. He was 64.

Born in Schenectady on Oct. 15, 1950, he was the son of the late Robert Friebel and Marjorie and Bud Geier. Known to his friends and family as Bobby, Mr. Friebel graduated from Guilderland High School in 1968.

GUILDERLAND — David and Jeanne Scrafford of Guilderland are happy to announce the engagement their son, Jonathan Scrafford, to Maria Cizek, daughter of David and Barbara Cizek of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.


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