Guilderland incumbents fend off challengers

Runion said the new owners applied for a building permit on Wednesday, and a Five Guys restaurant will be the new occupant.

"I think they're very popular," Runion said. "That would be a good addition to the town."

Slavick, who sought and won her third term, also thanked the Democratic Committee as well as those that volunteered on the campaign and her supporters who helped get her elected.

"It's really one big team effort to get elected," she said.

Slavick said the opportunity to meet constituents and walk around town was something she enjoyed during the campaign season.

"You need to get out there, visit all your residents, and see what they have to say," Slavick said. "We got a lot of feed back."

Her priorities going forward, like her running mate, will be a balanced budget, as well as flooding issues in McKownville and Blackberry. She also said maintaining services and public safety are important as well.

"It's an honor to be an elected official in the Town of Guilderland," she said.

Pastore, elected to his second term in office, said he was "deeply honored and privileged" to have been entrusted with another term on the board.

"I appreciate their [the voters] trust and and confidence in reelecting me," he said. "I take pride in living in Guilderland and I take pride in being a public servant," he said.

Pastore said with the trying economic times, "towing the line on taxes," is a priority.

He also said that balancing growth and development with traffic and infrastructure is something the board will need to address.

Pastore cited the municipal golf course as an area where recreation and open space were utilized to provide a valuable service to residents, as opposed to selling and developing the land. He noted that extending water to the west end of town is an accomplishment he is happy to have been a part of.

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