The newest manager of the Altamont Fair, Amy Anderson, had a direct part in its tradition at an early age, crowned Miss Altamont Fair in 1985, when she was 17.

GUILDERLAND — Over 50 people came to school on a recent cold winter’s night — parents and their children — to talk about a book. No one was required to read the book but those who had gathered pursued it with passion.

GUILDERLAND — Tracy Martone, winner of the school district’s Technology in Education Award this year, says she always wanted to be a teacher.

As a girl, she collected textbooks from her aunt, a school principal. “They were from the eighties, the kind with the answers in the back,” she recalled.

"You are what you post," says social media expert Chris Vollum, and digital footprints cannot be erased, so you should use them to create a pathway to realize your goals, whether college or a job.

GUILDERLAND — More than four decades after it was built, Farnsworth Middle School leaders and staff remain committed to students’ personal and social as well as intellectual development.

A café, a prosthetics maker, and an insurance agency have all opened in the village.

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