Photos: At a night out, an officer drops in

Saving a life: Guilderland paramedic Bonnie-Jean Johnson, left, shows 9-year-old Alexandra Vandenburgh the proper technique for chest compressions on this practice dummy during the Annual Guilderland Night Out at Tawasentha Park in Guilderland.

Guilderland emergency crews and police demonstrated their safety tactics on Tuesday, Aug. 6, as part of the police department's National Night Out at Tawasentha Park.


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"We are fortunate to have them," said the superintendent of the team members she works with.

The school district here, like those across the state, is facing a new budget year without the ability to raise taxes unless it can get a supermajority of voters to approve a hike.

ALTAMONT — The sun is bright though the air is chill on Monday morning as kids in Amy Martin’s fourth-grade class cavort during recess outside Altamont Elementary School.

In a playground game, two girls cross their arms over their chests as a classmate, Michael Puzio, approaches.