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Men marched and fire trucks rolled — they came from all across Albany County — down Altamont's Main Street Saturday. The day, which ended with a picnic, was a celebration of volunteerism

Perhaps feeling the pressure of several years of budget cuts, the formerly cohesive Guilderland School board, functioning under new leadership, has been deeply divided on small issues of pay.

Detailed plans haven't been drawn up yet, but David Messercola, chairman of the board of fire commissioners, expects construction will begin next summer.

Allegations have been made that Guilderland town board incumbents are involved in a pay-to-play scheme to get Independence Party endorsement. 

The Voorheesville board said it wants firefighters providing EMS services, learned of fewer Claremont II water taps, and discussed gating for the railroad crossing.

Most cars were unlocked in resident's driveways and overnight, from Aug. 8 to 9. Items such as GPS units, sunglasses, and iPods were stolen.

A report recommended projects deemed too costly for the district currently dealing with library repairs. Interim Business Official Mark Kellett reported adjusted 2013-14 tax rates.

Amid the late-summer foot traffic and acoustic music, an East Berne lapidary and a 16-year-old carpenter displayed their crafts. 

Patrick Corrigan, as high school principal, will do extra duty as his old post, associate principal, has been cut.

Kevin Willsey, an Altamont mechanic charged with three felonies in relation to stolen vehicles, will have more time to decide if he should accept a plea deal from prosecutors.

Lack of attendance this Saturday at the Freedompalooza festival leaves organizers admitting error.

Guilderland community photos, Aug. 22, 2013

Hilltown community photos, Aug. 22, 2013

Aug. 15 was Armed Services Day when military personnel were admitted to the fair for free.

Richard Decker was assigned to represent Japan in the United Nations Development Program and Benjamin Denn represented Kuwait in the World Health Organization.

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