The 13th day-long Victorian Holiday celebration in Altamont included four winter markets, a house tour of more than 200 people, and a visit from Santa.

“It is always good when we approve a contract before the end of the year,” Supervisor Kenneth Runion said, "because then we don’t have to do anything retroactively.” He also said some of the changes would result in cost benefits to the town.

GUILDERLAND — An inspection of a CSX Mainline Track between Schenectady and Selkirk last week revealed a faulty switch on a line running through the Northeastern Industrial Park.

James Verseput, one of the owners of Mill Hollow, said he did not see a conflict of interest with having the town’s senior program located at a privately-owned senior-housing complex.

GUILDERLAND — Brenda McClaine, who was treasurer of the Guilderland Teachers’ Association when she stole over $100,000 from the union, no longer works for the Guilderland School District.

In exchange for her resignation, the school board agreed to withdraw the disciplinary charges the superintendent had filed against McClaine, to pay the district portion of her health insurance until June 30, 2015, and also to allow her two fifth-grade children to finish out their school year free of charge.

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