Members of the Guilderland School Board, elected representatives of the people, should have discussed the naming of the high school football field in public as the law allows.

Local school districts are not meeting minimal state requirements for physical education. Kids need more exercise, not just to curb the obesity epidemic, but to improve their ability to learn.

A bicentennial celebration gives a community a chance to gather together, something we do too little of these days.

Our newspaper's founder wrote that the 1884 launching had gone on merrily. "We shall have no use for life preservers," wrote David Crowe. We still don't.

The middle- and working-class families among us may be forgoing the necessities of life to have a roof over their heads; we must build communities that allow for a mix of housing, affordable to all classes of natives and newcomers alike.