"Both of these units were an absolute joy," the school district's negotiator said of Guilderland's office workers and teaching assistants.

The school superintendent said those retiring from Guilderland and those receiving tenure were like bookends. Both ends of the spectrum were honored at a festive ceremony on Tuesday.

The Albany man was arrested in March 2014 during a motel drug bust on Western Avenue.

Guilderland resident Aaron Mair envisions standing with Barack Obama at Yosemite as a modern recasting of an iconic image of John Muir, the club's founder, with Theodore Roosevelt.

In the last week, veterans were acknowledged and fallen soldiers were remembered in separate ceremonies in Altamont, for Loyalty Day and the Memorial Day parade.