Jo E. Prout

VOORHEESVILLE —  The village board’s application for a grant to enhance the rail trail corridor that runs through the village was denied, but the board plans to go ahead with trail improvements on a smaller scale, according to Mayor Robert Conway.

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“The village is… excited to celebrate our cultural heritage," said Altamont's mayor of the just-published book, Images of America: Altamont, a labor of love for a team of volunteers.

Last year? Forget it. The year before? Uh-uh. This week, with 12 hours to spare before the final deadline, my girls and I managed to enter our exhibits for the Altamont Fair using the online registration forms. Thank goodness for a fair rooted, by a router, in the 21st Century!

VOORHEESVILLE — The village board here in June approved an increase in the number of firefighters the company can have, and agreed to sign a contract to install solar panels on both the firehouse and the village’s public-works building at no cost to the village.

Fire company

ALTAMONT — Pride emanates from the three female police officers who serve and protect in Altamont, through their stories, their experiences, and their public appearances.

After casting a dire future for the village if the elementary school is closed, Mayor Gaughan said the board may soon investigate costs to create a village seal to place on the broad wall of the community room.

A local family’s love of nature is bringing new life to an historic camp in the Adirondacks.

Brother Donald Wininski is a religious realist who brings light and life to icons and everyday objects with his art.

If federal grant money doesn't come through for a rail-trail center and museum in Voorheesville, the village wants to proceed with the project locally, hoping to attract tourists to the start of the route that is to one day reach Albany.

VOORHEESVILLE — Pastor “Charlie” Yang will leave the First United Methodist Church of Voorheesville in June, to take the pastoral position at McKownville United Methodist Church in July.

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