James Gaughan

James Gaughan is the mayor of the village of Altamont.

On Sunday, Oct. 18, the village held a program in Village Hall to kick off the 125th Anniversary of the founding of Altamont. 


ALTAMONT — The village's kickoff celebration of the 125th anniversary of its founding is on Sunday, Oct. 18, from 3 to 5 p.m.  Program remarks and introductions of distinguished guests will occur at 4 p.m.  The location of the event is 115 Main Street in Altamont.

The charm and beauty of our village does not go without notice to the most casual passerby. 

At its April 7 meeting, the Altamont Board of Trustees approved the 2015-16 village budget, after a public hearing, and meeting in public workshops twice in March to discuss department budget proposals and village economic issues.  The approved budget essentially contains no increase in village resident taxes for the fifth year in a ro

During his 2014 re-election campaign, Governor Andrew Cuomo claimed that New York’s high property taxes were due to the waste and duplication of New York’s “more than 10,500 local governments.”  Not only is his claim incorrect, the governor also failed to acknowledge the role the state has played in exacerbating the property tax proble

The Guilderland School Board met last week to discuss the results of a summit held a month earlier.  Board members spent considerable time interpreting the record sheets of ideas garnered from summit volunteers who provided solutions for the revenue shortages experienced by the school in the last several years.

I last wrote on Aug.

On Nov. 19, seventy-four of the goal of 100 district residents participated in the first summit on the future of Guilderland schools.  Altamont Mayor James Gaughan was one of the residents who participated.


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