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As a believer in the importance of community awareness, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to remind residents that current information on Town events, as well as live broadcasts and replays of meetings of the Town Board and other administrative bodies, is available on Channel 17 on your local cable television system. Also, the Guilderland website, www. townofguilderland.org, is regularly updated with information supplied by all of the departments within Town government, as well as other events put on by a variety of community organizations. Interested residents can also use the website to sign up to receive e-mails that detail the agendas of the Town Board and other boards and committees, as well as copies of the minutes of those meetings. The national economy remains in a precarious position as we enter the new year. Although 2012 showed signs of some positive trends emerging, the inability of federal and state legislators to work together to find non-partisan ways to strengthen the economies of the nation in general and New York State in particular continues to create uncertainties that impact us at the municipal level in ways that we have no ability to control locally. We continue to do what we can in terms of carefully controlling expenditures throughout Town government. Achieving this goal required cooperative efforts with all elements of our Townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s workforce. I would also like to recognize the efforts of our Town Board members- Patricia Slavick, Paul Pastore, Brian Forte, and Alan Maikels- in crafting a prudent and responsible Town spending plan for 2013. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve all noticed that this winter is off to a start that is much more typical for Upstate New York than last year. As a result, we expect to see more residents taking advantage of the free or low-cost recreational opportunities that Guilderland has to offer during the winter season. We have seen quite a bit of snowshoeing activity already along the 5-mile trail network in Tawasentha Park and the Winter Recreation Area. You can check with the Parks Office at 456-3150 for information on a limited number of available snowshoe rentals. Please remember that snowshoeing is not permitted at Western Turnpike Golf Course. However, there are groomed trails available at Western Turnpike, weather permitting, for the cross-country skiers to enjoy. A limited number of cross-country ski rentals are available for a modest fee at the Parks and Recreation Office. Information on whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s currently available can be accessed by calling the Parks Office at 456-3150, or by checking the Town website, www.townofguilderland.org, and clicking on the Parks Department button. The sledding hill in the Winter Recreation Area has already seen extensive use this winter, and I suspect it will see plenty more. Park in the lot on Route 146 and give it a try.

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Happy New Year everyone- I hope the flurry of activity in Guilderland is a predictor of how 2013 is going to go. At Carman Plaza, Chefs Take Out closed and reopened very quickly as Ciao Italia and Hair Quarters for Men has become Tullio. Out Western Turnpike, a self storage facility is being built next to 84 Lumber and closer in, Tractor Supply continues with its plans, as does the Recovery Room at Hamilton Square. On Western Ave in Guilderland/Albany, we have 2 new law offices, a psychic, and Pure Elements Salon has remodeled and opened another shop. Western Ave looks very nice; thank you to all you business owners! Out Route 146, In Park Guilderland a dance studio opened, and the restaurant is open for takeout only right now— P’scettis! At Crossgates and Crossgates Commons, an indoor go-cart track, Dave and Busters, Oakley Sunglasses, and Texas de Brazil are scheduled to open. The chamber has the following things going on for JanuaryThurs. Jan 10-The State of the Town presentation sponsored by Crossgates Mall-at Holiday Inn Express Western Ave. 7:30-9 am. $10 includes full breakfast. Join Marie Wiles from Guilderland School District, Carm Basile from CDTA, Supervisor Ken Runion from the Town of Guilderland, and a representative from the Nano-Tech center as they give an overview of what 2013 will bring. Mon. Jan 21 thru Sat. Jan 26-Guilderland Restaurant Week-A 3-course meal for $20.13 at 14 of Guilderland’s best restaurants! See www.tasteofguilderland.com for menus.

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Here are a few tips to get you started on the right track: 1. The pressure on your joints is 2 times your body weight while walking and 5 times during jogging. This is a lot of pressure on your joints if your body is not use to the strain. So if you have been fairly sedentary and are beginning a running program, you may need to start with a walk/jog program to get you started. 2. Never increase your mileage more than 10% from the previous week. 3. Picking out running shoes should NEVER be decided on the color of the shoe, but rather the fit and function. Have your feet, knees, hips and running gait evaluated to help pick the perfect shoe for you. 4. If you can hear yourself running, then you are either pounding down into the ground too hard on contact or the muscles in front of your shins (Tibialis Anterior muscle) are too weak and needs strengthening. Either way, it is slowing you down. Practice a little barefoot running in the spring to keep you light on your feet. 5. Invest in a foam roller and learn how to use it. These are great pre and post run to get blood flow into the leg muscles and prepare for movement. 6. Static stretching is best done after your run. The goal of stretching is to relax and lengthen your muscles. However, you do not want a “relaxed” muscle during activity; you want a muscle that is activated. Save your long hold stretches (at least 30-60 seconds) for post-run. Mark sure to warm up before you take off on your run. Running is a great sport that most people can enjoy for a lifetime. The key to longevity in this sport is good running form, maintain adequate hip and core strength and knowing when to take a break and give your legs a rest. As always, if you have questions you can call the Sports & Spinal Wellness Center for a free consultation at 518-869-3415. Please visit our website for more information at www.sportsandspinalwellness.com. We would be happy to be a part of your healthcare team.

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ver the course of my career, and as mes have changed, more and more couples live together and have families without marrying. More children are also being born to single mothers. Over the next few ar cles we will discuss some of the issues that confront these families. Paternity – A child that is born to a married woman is presumed to be the child of the husband, even if the couple is separated. If a woman is married at the me of the child’s birth, then any paternity proceeding must include her husband. When a couple is separated and a child is born, it has been my experience that the husband very quickly says that he cannot be the father of the child and then scurry out of the courthouse before he is hit with an order of support. If a child is born to an unmarried woman, the father can sign an Acknowledgment of Paternity (Family Court Act §516-a) asser ng that he is the father of the child. This man now has all of the rights, and responsibili es, of parenthood. This device, which went into effect ini ally in 1985, has made it much easier and faster to have a man declared as a father. If the father is unwilling to sign an Acknowledgment of Paternity, or had not been advised of the pregnancy, then he or the mother can file a Pe on in Family Court seeking to have him declared as the father. If anyone is ques oning whether he is the father, a gene c marker or DNA test can be ordered (FCA §532). If you have the slightest doubt, have the test performed.

Paternity ac ons may be brought during the pregnancy and un l a child is 21 years of age, unless paternity has been acknowledged by the father in wri ng or by furnishing support. Recently, there has been a great deal of publicity in Guilderland over a local business person and a child that he fathered during his life, and that child’s inheritance rights. This exemplifies how important it is for paternity to be determined as soon as possible. Support – While a married person has a duty to support his spouse (FCA §412) no such duty applies to unmarried persons. While there has been much publicity, and li le case law on the issue of “palimony”, this is a concept that has not taken off in New York State. No one should rely on “palimony” without a valid and binding contract. However, a parent is obligated to support a child (FCA §413) regardless of the marital status between the parents. In addi on to “basic” child support, a parent can be responsible for a share of health insurance and medical expenses; child care; and educa on costs. While being a parent is a joyful and blessed occurrence, the obliga ons that go with parenthood are enormous. Future ar cles will discuss issues such as custody, ownership of real property and bank accounts, and how to protect yourself and make the best decisions for you and your partner.

Leyla A. Kiosse is a partner at Tabak & Kiosse, LLP, a law firm located in Great Oaks Office Park (near Crossgates Mall). Along with her partner (Margaret Tabak), Attorney Kiosse counsels clients on all matters related to matrimonial and family law. A Guilderland native, Attorney Kiosse received her undergraduate degree from Union College and her law degree from Albany Law School. If you have questions about a matrimonial or family law issue, contact Attorney Kiosse for a consultation by calling 464-4095 or by visiting the firm’s website, www.tklawllp.com.

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GUILDERLAND CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT Interview with Brittany Hainer Tech Valley Communications

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