Before the roar that reached the rafters, before the caps of red and white were tossed with abandon and fell to the floor, before the beach balls surfed the crowd — there was Pomp and Circumstance, there were parents taking pictures, there were carefully chosen words spoken from the heart.

GUILDERLAND — The Guilderland Town Board and the Altamont Village Board of Trustees held a joint public hearing on Tuesday night to discuss annexing more than 50 acres of land from Guilderland to the village.

When Dennis Moore first came on the job the town had just purchased Tawasentha Park, and it was the only park Guilderland owned. The town now owns eight parks spread over nearly 600 acres.

Ev Rau spoke on June 23 about the history of his Pleasant View Farm, on Lainhart Road.

A large truck with a diesel fuel tank turned on its side, spilling its contents, around 1 a.m. on June 20, on Route 20, just east of the intersection with Route 146.

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