Altamont resident Darlene Stanton got sworn in on Saturday June 9 at the Marriott Hotel in Colonie to become the new Department of New York president.

ALTAMONT – A few years ago, Bernard Melewski held a fundraiser at his home on Black Creek Farm, and a friend of his, John Sheehan, showed up with some wine.

“The short story is: My winemaking friend said, ‘You have a farm and now farm wineries are legal in New York, what do you think about collaborating?’” Melewski said.

Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Willit from Voorheesville has re-enlisted to continue service with the 2nd Civil Support Team of the New York State National Guard.


The state has made $17 million available to protect and conserve critical soil and water resources on farms across New York.

A tick recently removed from a child in South Glens Falls has tested positive for the pathogens, Borrelia burgdorferi, which causes Lyme disease, and for Borrelia miyamotoi, a more recently discovered form of Borrelia, according to a release from the Lyme Action Network.