ALTAMONT — This weekend, artists and groups with musical traditions spanning the globe will converge on the fairgrounds in Altamont, for the 35th annual Old Songs Festival.

One such group is the Philadelphia-based Runa, which has its roots in Celtic music, but blends in numerous other influences, co-founder Shannon Lambert-Ryan said this week.

Opinion

Good for Guilderland, keeping its town pool open, and planning to rebuild, after fire destroyed its pool house. Every time we write a story about a drowning, we see the need for public pools where kids can learn to swim.

Guilderland

Rick Georgeson, a representative for DEC Region 4, said, on Wednesday, that the spill had been caused by “a problem with the electric generation equipment at the hydroelectric dam” for the Watervliet Reservoir.

New Scotland

A headhunter wooed Dr. Thomas Reardon from Voorheesville Elementary to the superintendent position at Wynantskill Union Free School District in Rensselaer County. Reardon will begin his new duties in July.

Sports

Noah Tindale stays humble when talking about his victory and talent; he says he gets his motivation from his teammates and from his faith.

Hilltowns

Timothy Mundell follows two interim superintendents and will lead a district with new principals in both of its buildings.

Regional

BERNE — Jayne Fresina of Berne has had a total of 15 historical romance novels published to date, and all of them since 2011. All are available online, and six are available in print.