Ryan Venter, the new YMCA director, hopes more of Guilderland's 10,000 members will use programs besides fitness — its more than "a gym and a swim," he said.

 A student who killed his mother in 2001 planned to attack the high school, the cop now stationed at the school told the board last week during a presentation on safety. This was the first public mention of such an attack, surprising the board president.

The Guilderland school district will get a check as part of settlement money for several states paid by a Long Island tech company for double billing for software maintenance.

These students have recently distinguished themselves:

— Carli Zimmerman of Altamont, a student in the Dental Hygiene program at Hudson Valley Community College, represented the college at the Empire Conference for the Dental Hygienists’ Association of the State of New York, held on Long Island, Nov. 1 to 3.

The worship schedule at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 140 Maple Ave., in Altamont on Sunday, Nov. 17, is as follows:

— 8:30 a.m., informal worship with special guest Deacon Don Bunk. He will lead a discussion on the Lord’s Prayer;

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of   Nov. 18. Call the senior office at 356-1980, ext. 1048 for any questions or information.

To the Editor:

As the holidays approach and we dash around frantically buying gifts for everyone, consider buying a family journal. Between Christmas, Hanukkah, and the New Year, congregate as a family and have each member no matter how old or young contribute something to share in the journal.

To the Editor:

I would like to know if any other people who live in Altamont, or Guilderland Center, or, of course, the Hilltowns, really enjoy the new paving/blacktop that was put down leading into Altamont. Myself, I think it is great, nice and smooth, a great improvement.

When my mother-in-law was alive and our children were young, they would look forward to our visits to see grandma and grandpa in West Hartford, Conn. My father-in-law was an accountant just like my father. They were both good with numbers and always looked for good investments.

COLONIE — Fresh off a Section 2 title, the Guilderland soccer team is nowhere near finished with its season. The Dutch have struck gold, and the players seem to be performing at a higher level each time they step on the field.


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