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BERNE — A taxi driver arrested in May for keeping a woman in his taxi and touching her breasts without her consent is awaiting sentencing.

NEW SCOTLAND — During a traffic stop on June 30, Guilderland Police say Officer Robert Bailey was assaulted and bitten by Michele Salerno.

Phyllis Rosenblum grew up with nine siblings on a small farm and learned the value of self-sufficiency; she wants to pass that on to prisoners in the county jail and has started a garden for them to tend. We endorse the project.

NEW SCOTLAND — Following his Feb. 22 arrest on Western Avenue in Guilderland, Kyle Pianowski, of New Scotland, was sentenced this week to two to six years in state prison for driving while high on heroin.

On April 2, Pianowski pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated – impaired by drugs, a felony.

NEW SCOTLAND — Last Thursday afternoon, two young men climbed onto a rock ledge on the Indian Ladder Trail, and, according to police, spray-painted graffiti on the aged structure.

A Colonie man was arrested for allegedly stabbing a Voorheesville resident at the victim's home.

GREENVILLE — Catskill police arrested Brian S. Andersen of Westerlo after he threatened a woman with a knife during an argument on Feb. 7, according to State Police.

Appearing in Berne Town Court on Jan. 14, Mary Miesowicz and Harold Albright III faced much-reduced charges from their arrests for felony and misdemeanor offenses last March.

Hopeton LaBeach, 55, of White Plains, was sentenced Wednesday by Judge Stephen Herrick in Albany County Court to one to three years.

He had pleaded guilty on Dec. 13 to one count of fourth-degree money laundering, a felony.

A Delmar man was sentenced on Jan. 3 to four years in state prison as a second felony offender; the prison time will be followed by five years of post-release supervision.

Frank Markus, 50, of 489 Orchard St., was sentenced by Judge Peter A. Lynch in Albany County Court.

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