Many aids and monitors work part-time for the school district just to get health insurance for their families, according to a Guilderland negotiator. For their next contract, the unit's president says, they will push for health benefits after retirement.
Two citizens have devoted themselves to keeping Guilderland's water clean, seeing that toxins buried by the Army in town are contained. Others should join them in the work ahead, drafting a regional plan to protect the reservoir.
Many years ago, my father was in the Army and one remembrance that I had of his service was the amount of time he spent waiting in lines. When he was drafted, all of the men who were drafted at the same time shared in one equal complaint, they all had to line up and wait for almost everything.