The Guilderland Players discover both truth and silliness in this weekend's musical comedy with a back-stage murder mystery.

GUILDERLAND — One in three women over the age of 18 in the United States report experiencing rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner.

Domestic violence, according to Kim Anderson, a licensed social worker and associate professor at the University of Missouri, is a “serious global health issue.”

ALTAMONT — Cathy Glass, a newcomer to politics, and incumbent Christine Marshall are running in an uncontested election for village trustee on March 18.

Glass, 48, a homemaker, said she's running as a long-time resident who hopes to “make a little bit of a difference.”

ALTAMONT — Joseph Cranker, 31, of Altamont, pleaded guilty on March 4 to one count of second-degree criminal mischief, a felony, before Judge Peter A. Lynch in Albany County Court.

A carnival of games inside the packed Altamont Elementary School on March 6 used small white tickets for access, raising funds for a class field trip. Altamont fifth graders read “All the Way Home,” a book by Patricia Reilly Giff in which two young fans of the Brooklyn Dodgers, one from an upstate apple orchard, the other in Brooklyn, form a friendship on Coney Island and plan to return to the bucolic upstate orchard.  Teacher Karen Shaffer said the students already toured Indian Ladder Farms, in New Scotland, and they look forward to visiting Coney Island.

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