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ALTAMONT — The second annual Hilltown Triple Crown race series came to a close last Saturday with the 17th annual Altamont 5K.

“The rain disappeared,” said Phil Carducci, the race director.

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The rate of cremation in America is soaring, from less than 4 percent in 1960 to over 40 percent currently, meaning those who value local burial grounds must help now if they are to be preserved.

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The Pre-Fall Classic 5K was held in Voorheesville last Saturday and Lukus Becker, of Berne, crossed the finish line first in a time of 18:47.

Olivia Baumann, 15, of Greenville, was the first female finisher in 10th place overall with a time of 20:45.

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VILLAGE NOTES

Albany County will soon roll out a mobile application that will provide education and links to resources that will increase awareness about suicide and suicide prevention.

Monday, Aug. 11, wasn’t an unusual day for me but was special for my granddaughter, Kyra Swan, and my great grandchildren, Samson and Nichole Clark. Their father and brother, Brandon Clark, and his girlfriend, Jennifer Smith, took them to the Adirondack Extreme Rope Course in Bolton Landing for the day.

To the Editor:

This past Sunday, Aug. 10, my daughter and I had the pleasure of going to the book-signing for Images of America Altamont by Keith C. Lee. Met a lot of old friends and also some nice visits.

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These local members of the New York Army National Guard have been promoted:

Sean Flynn from Delmar, serving with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-69th infantry is promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel;

The LaSalle Institute will hold its 21st annual Cadet Open at Albany Country Club (300 Wormer Road, Voorheesville) on Monday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is open to the public.

On Tuesday, Aug. 12, The Old Men of the Mountain met at the restaurant they were supposed to be at.

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