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Colonie in 2012

Event takes a look at upcoming year

Colonie Supervisor Paula Mahan reflected on 2011 and looked forward to 2012 at the Friday, Jan. 6, event.

Colonie Supervisor Paula Mahan reflected on 2011 and looked forward to 2012 at the Friday, Jan. 6, event. Alyssa Jung

— South Colonie Superintendent Jon Buhner said offering more advanced placement courses is one of the ways the districts are preparing students for their futures, as well as keeping an eye on “at risk” students.

“Some of our at risk kids who live in shelters and hotels; those kids, if they stay in our system and are not transient, not only are they graduating but they’re graduating with advanced regents diplomas,” said Buhner. “They’re going on and being successful.”

Good neighbors

New to the “Colonie in 2012” docket this year were the mayors of the Village of Menands and the Village of Colonie.

Village of Menands Mayor Meg Grenier said 2011 was “exciting and challenging” and that the village continues to pursue some large-scale projects.

“We’ve undertaken several initiatives that will improve the quality of life for residents and business owners,” said Grenier. “We have nearly completed the first of several infrastructure projects that will upgrade and improve sewer and water service in various neighborhoods.”

Frank Leak, Village of Colonie mayor, said he was looking forward to working closely with the Town of Colonie.

“We work good together and we want to maintain that and we

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