“I knew he drank too much and was going way too fast," said a passenger in a car that flipped on New Year's Eve, according to the police report. " I kept telling him to slow down but he just kept going faster."

GUILDERLAND — A Guilderland native is showing his first independent film project, The CulDeSack Kids, inspired by growing up in suburban New York in the 1990s, to audiences at the Guilderland Public Library.

Time off from school doesn't mean that learning stops. The Pine Bush Discovery Center this week was filled with kids and their elders learning about the wonders of the inland pine barrens.

ALTAMONT — One change Altamont’s mayor, James Gaughan, was happy to see this year arose in response to what he calls the “maleficent looming specter” of the possible closure of Altamont Elementary School.

Facing a much smaller budget gap for 2015-16, most Guilderland School Board members want to beef up the fund balance they have dipped into recently to keep taxes under the state-set cap.

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