“I’m happy to have other people face the difficult decisions we face,” said school board member Christopher McManus of the unpleasant choices that must be faced to close budget gaps.

WESTMERE — Planners who have been working on a vision for the future of the Westmere corridor — which stretches from Route 155 in the west to Church Road in the east, connecting 20 Mall with Crossgates and Stuyvesant Plaza — will share their vision and ask for community input at an open-house meeting on Thursday, Feb. 11.

GUILDERLAND — Supervisor Peter Barber received rounds of applause twice from the crowd of about 30 residents at the Feb. 2 town board meeting.

fire, Regency Park Apartments, Guilderland, Westmere

GUILDERLAND — Early Sunday morning, software programmer Premjeet Sougrakpam was at home, sleeping in his Regency Park apartment, as were his wife, her mother, and the couple’s two sons — one of them three years old and th

GUILDERLAND — “We can’t wait to see the boys tomorrow,” said Westmere Elementary School Principal Beth Bini

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