Guilderland

ALTAMONT — The “Canyon Country” tour offered by St. Lucy/St. Bernadette Church in Altamont is almost sold out. The trip to western national parks will leave from Albany on Oct. 15 and return on Oct. 23, led by Jean Gagnon, manager of the Travel Plaza Center in Latham. 

To the Editor:

This letter goes out to everyone who takes part in the loving community of Altamont.

To the Editor:

Lovers of quilts and fans of rural architecture are invited to “The Quilts of Berne and Knox” on Sunday, Aug. 3. They’ll see fabric quilts, both traditional and modern, and learn about barn quilts, the wooden painted patterns that are popping up on barns in the Hilltowns.

Last week, the Guilderland School District added future meetings to discuss a consultant’s report released last month that provided options to save the district money.  Five of the six options proposed closing elementary schools, and four of the five proposed closing Altamont Elementary School.

GUILDERLAND — While many churches are facing declining congregations, St. Boniface Episcopal Church in Guilderland is growing — both in congregants and space.

GUILDERLAND — Douglas C. Lawton, a dedicated firefighter and a loving man of few words, died on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, with his loving family by his side, after a valiant three-year battle with colon cancer. He was 57.

Mr. Lawton was born on April 26, 1957, to Charlotte M. Lawton and the late Donald “K” Lawton.

“It’s a neighborhood icon," said Berry Ahearn, who has for 30 years walked to the store to shop. "It’s always been there. I can’t imagine life without it.”

GUILDERLAND — Dr. Milford Becker, veterinarian, put in writing, before his death, that he wanted his land preserved. Now, seven years after he died, his wish is coming true.

To the Editor:

To the Editor:

Last week, I was visiting your village of Altamont in an effort to find a new home for myself and my 4½-year-old daughter. I have always enjoyed driving through for the fairs and occasionally dining at the Home Front Café with a client

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