Jianwei Zhang, a Guilderland parent who works at the University at Albany, introduced inquiry-based science instruction to the elementary school where students learn by collaboration.

A quick-thinking student helped when his school bus driver fell ill and the bus meandered off the road.

“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.

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