ALTAMONT — The congressman, in a black overcoat and shiny shoes, bent down to touch a pile of rusty and broken pipes outside the cement-block well house on Gun Club Road. The wind was chill and the gray sky held snow on the first day of spring as a bevy of local officials clustered about Paul Tonko.

Jeffrey Moller, Altamont’s superintendent of public works, wearing a jacket with his name on it and work boots, had gathered the pipes to illustrate for the congressman some of what was underground in the village.

Opinion

Frozen water pipes in Altamont have inconvenienced us but made us keenly aware of the worth of water, and the need for preservation and equity worldwide.

Guilderland

For the owners of four different buildings along Maple Avenue near Main Street in Altamont, warmer weather can’t come soon enough. They have been without running water for about four weeks, ever since their pipes froze.  

New Scotland

Voorheesville Teachers Association President Kathy Fiero expressed disappointment with the school board Monday, and said that the board has a responsibility to know what is going on with state tests.

Sports

Guilderland's lacrosse connection with the University of Albany goes beyond the playing surface.

Hilltowns

An often-large cast at Berne-Knox-Westerlo is performing the musical, about a Chicago teen who stirs up a small town with dancing, this weekend, starting at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Regional

Legislators will consider a law that could protect delicate local wells and reservoirs from blasting as Tennessee Gas Pipeline prepares to expand its supply pipes.