GUILDERLAND — Realtor Emily Modan has joined the Albany office sales team of Weichert Realtors - Northeast Group, and Rachel Campigno is the new office administrator in the agency’s Guilderland office.

ALTAMONT — The Altamont Fair will return for its 120th year, from Aug. 13 to 18, with much to see and do.

ALTAMONT — Dana C. Field, a loving husband who appreciated the beauty of nature, died peacefully at home, on Sunday, June 23, 2013. He was 59.

GUILDERLAND — The school board here is considering a $17.3 million project to update its seven school buildings and improve security and teaching technology. It is also looking at a second proposition, of $846,300, to renovate the high school auditorium and better light the football field.

Plucked strings and stomping contradancers vibrated the humid air over the Altamont fairgrounds for the Old Songs Festival from June 28 to 30.

GUILDERLAND –– Curtis Snyder is the first Guilderland coach to win two sectional championships in one school year. He is the head coach for two different varsity teams –– girls’ soccer and boys’ tennis.

TROY — Gary Chatnik never went searching for a coaching career in girls’ lacrosse. Coaching found him. Describing himself as “a meddling parent,” Chatnik said that, 12 years ago, he asked if he could help Guilderland’s lacrosse program.

GUILDERLAND — Taylor Ward LaPietro, beloved son and brother, died peacefully in his sleep, on Monday, July 1, 2013. He was 19.

LaPietro was born on May 17, 1994, the son of Deb and Bob LaPietro.

He was a 2012 graduate of Guilderland High School, and attended Hudson Valley Community College.

GUILDERLAND — It was shortly after 2 p.m. last Friday when Guilderland fire departments and paramedics received a call about a three-car accident on Western Avenue; despite resuscitation attempts, one of the four victims of the crash died on the way to the hospital.

GUILDERLAND — The school board’s longest-serving member, Barbara Fraterrigo, is now at its helm.


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