Mothers, teachers, and school leaders all lauded a program that, for Guilderland, has a 65-percent success rate of teaching struggling first-graders to read in fewer than 20 weeks.

Handfuls of hair dropped to the floor at the St. Baldrick's Foundation event at the Westmere firehouse on Sunday as donors gave their hair and funds to benefit childhood cancer patients.

The three women up for re-election on Guilderland's school board are citing personal rather than political reasons as each decides whether or not to seek another term.

The Guilderland Police report said Howard R. Haver took off on foot after his car hit a utility pole, and that he was located a short time later.

"Where there's a will, there's a way," the school board president, Barbara Fraterrigo said, instructing administrators to find someone to teach another sixth-grade Italian class.

Altamont's newest justice, James Greene, has served on the planning board since 2010.

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