Programs at the Guilderland public library have "shattered" expectations, its director ways, and electronic usage has soared while circulation of books has increased modestly.

GUILDERLAND — Samantha Coons, 19, who has lived in Guilderland all her life, is heading toward a career in either health administration (“running a hospital and shaping its culture”) or acting as an economic advisor to policymakers.

The idea, which could include permaculture, pollinator plants, and or a beehive, is “nothing more than a notion right now."

GUILDERLAND — After a car crash on Saturday night, a father with his 7-year-old daughter in the car was arrested under Leandra’s Law, which makes it an automatic felony to drive drunk with a person younger than 16 in the vehicle.

GUILDERLAND — Incumbents Barbara Fraterrigo and Gloria Towle-Hilt are running again for the Guilderland School Board. They are joined by newcomer Teresa Gitto.

At its February 24 meeting, the Guilderland planning board heard an appeal by Michael Arduini, who wants to add a seasonal deck at the Across the Street Pub on Western Avenue.

The smell of rain: what actually causes it? Michelle Prunier of Guilderland had enjoyed finding out, and thought others might too.