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By Holly Grosch NEW SCOTLAND — Sue Weisz, the senior outreach liaison who has doubled this year as a town nurse, has resigned after two years on the job, to take a higher-paying position with the Visiting Nurses of Schenectady. On Tuesday, her last day in Town Hall, she told The Enter- prise that she is worried about the future of the town's senior services, particularly the nursing '•' aspects. The town board has funded ; the part-time post at $14\4M^tt\ ' hour, but some board memj|gip;'S have been skeptical about'the ;•! need for a nurse. \Nursing is icing on the cake, but the town shouldn't go for ic- ing and give up the cake,\ Coun- cilman Richard Reilly told The Enterprise this week. (Continued on Page 20) Larche mourned Public servant, decorated pilot, and man of faith By Melissa Hale-Spencer GUILDERLAND — Louis Herve Larche was a man who — despite stellar credentials and widespread successes — re- mained humble. \He had all the impressive records, but he would never boast about what he did,\ said his son, Rev. Jeffrey M. L'Arche. He was a leader in his airlines career and in many local civic organizations, and he was elected to public office in Guilderland. He was also a deeply religious man and a devoted family man. \He was a people person,\ said his son. \What he talked about were the special friendships he made; they were more important to him than the organizations.\ Mr. Larche died on Friday, Nov. 25,2005, at Teresian House. He was 90. He was born on Nov. 11, 1915 in Malone, N.Y., the son of the late Louis N. and Sylvia Chagnon Larche. \He was the youngest boy of eight children. His father, Louis Napoleon, worked on the Cana- (Continued on Page 13) Open The Enterprise — Melissa Hale-Spencer Anticipation: Kids shouted answers, held their breath, and bit their nails during a Lynnwood El- ementary School assembly on Monday as they cheered on their classmates and waited to hear re- sponses in a game show about healthy eating and exercise habits. See editorial on page 2 Putnam remembered Sweet wordsmith recalled as sweet man By Tim Matteson GUILDERLAND — Pat Putnam was a man of words and family. And the two never clashed to the point he alienated either. Mr. Putnam, who was born and raised in Schenectady and lived in Guilderland, died on Sunday at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. He was 75. He was a writer for Sports Illustrated for 27 years, starting in 1968 and retiring in 1995. Mr. Putnam produced over 50 covet stories for Sports Illustrated and Was considered one of the top boxing writers in the world. He was given the Nat Fleischer Award for lifetime ex- cellence in boxing journalism. Though the job sent him away from home for weeks at a time, his daughter Colleen Putnam said he was a family man. \Absolutely when he was home, he didn't have a nine-to- five job,\ Ms. Putnam said. \He was with us, and it was quality time. Seriously, I remember thinking that it was normal. I don't remember missing my fa- (Continued on page 8) School board votes for cameras, not locks By Melissa Hale-Spencer GUILDERLAND — The front doors at Guilderland's five ele- mentary schools will remain un- locked — for now. Tuesday night, after months of discussion and deep division, the school board unanimously agreed to the superintendent's recommendation for safety mea- sures besides locks: adding surveillance cameras and recorders for the schools that don't already have them and in- stalling swipe-card systems, re- placing keys for staff, for the doors that are locked. Also at Tuesday's meeting, the school board'resolved another is- sue that had divided the board for a decade. In the past, the board had several times rejected setting up a committee to study alternative funding — that is, • funding other than through taxes, such as through grants, foundations, business partner- ships, advertising, or pouring rights. In a 7-to-l vote, the board agreed to form a committee of district residents, board mem- bers, representatives of the PTA (Continued on Page 10) Foreclosure Therapist hopes to buy his building By Nicole Fay Barr ALTAMONT— Brian Thorn- ton, the village's well-known physical therapist, is afraid-he may lose the Maple Avenue building he's used since he set up his practice six years ago. The building is being fore- closed on by Capital Bank and, next week, Thornton will place a bid to purchase the building. Still, he told The Enterprise this week that he's frustrated with the bank. He had been trying to buy the building for over a year and the bank has be^en unresponsive, he said. Thornton moved to the build- ing in October of 1999, he said. He signed a three-year lease that he could renew four times, he said. Capital Bank took over management of the building when Thornton's landlord, Dwight Mathusa, filed for bankruptcy in 2003. (Continued on Page 10) Inside this week's edition starting on page.... Opinion News I Pa 9 e7 1 Community Calendar |Pageie| Classifieds lPag e25 l Sports 1 Page 27 03045

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