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For many, The Altamont Fair offers a chance to appreciate gravity. Fairgoers are testing their stomachs and their skills this week, in the participatory side of the annual attraction.

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Girls who ranged in age from 6 to 20 were crowned Tuesday at the Altamont fair pageant. They'll reign all week at the fair, and the winners and their alternates will do community-service projects and make appearances throughout the year.

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On Aug. 5, the Old Men of the Mountain met at the Country Café in Schoharie. This scribe has to tell a tale of a whopping mistake he made.

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To the Editor:

To the Editor:

EAST BERNE — Beverly Simmons liked to think of herself as a “tough broad,” her family said, and, in her last years, she needed to be.

Following a long illness, Beverly (née Kelsch) Simmons died peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. She was 60.

The owner of Disc-connected K9s, which performs tricks with dogs at the fair, was once an Ultimate Frisbee world champion. 

Kids are captivated by a variety of challenges among the bright lights and stuffed animals at the fair.

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!

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