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Watch Cuomo's 2015 State of the State address

Watch Gov. Andrew Cuomo's joint 2015 State of the State address and budget presentation on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany.

Guilderland BOE seeks Repurposing Task Force members

The Guilderland Board of Education are seeking community volunteers to serve on its new task force, which will review and investigate options for repurposing excess space in district buildings. School board members are seeking to have a variety of stakeholder groups and attendance zones represented on the task force.

Westmere student is December WORDS winner

Albany County District Attorney David Soares on Wednesday, Jan. 14, announced Mckenzie Murphy, a fourth grader at Westmere Elementary School in Guilderland, was the third monthly grand prize winner for the WORDS Anti-Bullying contest.

Portion of Albany County Rail Trail closed

The Albany County Executive's Office on Tuesday, Jan. 6, announced construction work would close a section of the Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail in the Town of Bethlehem would be closed until this spring. The Bethlehem Department of Public Works recently started construction on the North Bethlehem Sewer Improvements Project, which ...

Social media reactions to Greulich's Market closing

Greulich's Market, located on Carman Road in Guilderland, abruptly closed Sunday, July 27, which surprised several loyal customers. The exact reasons for closing remain unclear, but it appears to be financial since the business owes more than $15K in back taxes.

Wolanin Traffic Impact Study

The Traffic Impact Study on file at the Town of Guilderland for Wolanin Companies' proposal to build an apartment complex behind 1700 Western Avenue.

State of the Fiscal Condition of Albany County [video]

Watch Albany County Comptroller Michael Conners' annual State of the Fiscal Condition report to the County Legislature on Monday, May 12. The presentation covers finances for 2013 and focused on how the county deals with poverty. The slideshow presentation from the meeting is also included below the video.

Proposed pet sellers and breeders local law

View the proposal local law to regulate pet sellers and breeders in Albany County. This draft of the legislation was publicly released on Tuesday, May 6, during a press conference on the bill. Amendments could be made before the Albany County Legislature approves the bill.

Guilderland Library's proposed 2014-15 budget, board election

The Guilderland Public Library Board of Trustees recently approved a 2014-15 budget totaling $3.54 million, which holds a 1.42 percent increase spending, or almost $50,000. A public briefing and comment session on the budget will be held on Thursday, May 8, at 7 p,m., in the library’s Tawasentha Room. The public will vote on the proposed budget Tuesday, May 20, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., alongside Guilderland Central School District's budget.

NYS YMCAs to hold advocacy day at Capitol on May 7

he Alliance of New York State YMCAs will converge at the Legislative Office Building in Albany on Wednesday, May 7, for the Healthy Kids Day Advocacy Event, which aims to inspire policies encouraging kids to keep their minds and bodies active. At the event there will be physical activity opportunities, healthy living demonstrations for youth and a rally featuring Senator Jeff Klein, Assemblyman Felix Ortiz and the "Biggest Loser" season 15 at home winner, Tumi Oguntaia.

NYS Supreme Court judge strikes down SAFE Act challenge

New York State Acting Supreme Court Justice Thomas J. McNamara on Thursday, April 10, ruled the NYS SAFE Act does not violate the state Constitution, state Civil Rights Law and the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Dani Moz talks moving on to the Top 12

Dani Moz, real name Danielle Mozeleski, is moving on to the live round of "The Voice." The Bethlehem Central graduate came home last week to visit with family and stop by local schools before work began for the Top 12 contestants. Her latest segment aired on Monday, April 14, and she took some time from her busy schedule to talk with The Spotlight.

State Police arrest 59 protestors at Capitol

State Police arrested 59 protestors at the State Capitol on Thursday, March 20, after 14 groups gathered to protest "against economic and social inequality issues" in the state, according to police. Protestors were arrested after allegedly blocking the entrance to the Executive Chamber.

Telephonic 'town hall' on economic development set for Feb. 28

U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, and Empire State Development President and CEO Kenneth Adams will held a "telephone town hall" Friday, Feb. 28, at 1:30 p.m., to highlight federal and state economic development efforts and hear input from Capital District residents on creating jobs.

Watch the NYSOS14 address; Cuomo transcript and presentation

Watch the entire 2014 State of the State address, or read the transcript of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's remarks, and view the governor's power point presentation.

[STORIFY] Cuomo's 2014 State of the State

If you happened to miss Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2014 State of the State Address on Wednesday, Jan. 8, check out our curated collection of tweets surrounding the speech.

Thacher Park Final Master Plan

This documents starts with New York state's Final Master Plan for John Boyd Thacher State Park and then has all figures that accompany the plan. After Figure 16B is the Master Plan Map and Trails Map for Thacher Park. The last and largest document is the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the master plan.

New Scotland 2014 Adopted Budget

A copy of New Scotland's 2014 Adopted Budget, with a summary provided in the beginning. The second portion of the document includes individual worksheets providing a more detailed look at the budget.

'Guilderland sophomore rap' transcription [EXPLICIT]

Guilderland Police Department's transcription of the YouTube video "Guilderland sophomore rap" released to the media on Thursday, Nov. 21. Police redacted certain portions of the transcription that appear to be instances where students were named. WARNING: There is obscene content and profanity included in the attached document that may offend some people.

Community Caregivers announces Burbank hire

Community Caregivers formally announced on Wednesday, Oct. 30, that Kathy Burbank will serve as its executive director starting Monday, Nov. 18, The company in a press release said Burbank is "well-known for being devoted to the community" through her six-year tenure at the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce.

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