Altamont

ALTAMONT — Beryl E. Naginey, also known as “Murph,” a woman with many interests who was dedicated to her community, died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, after a 19-year struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 89.

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.

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Mojmir Frinta, after World War II wreaked havoc in Europe, found redeemng beauty in its churches and spent the better part of a lifetiime restoring, researching, and teaching about sacred art.

ALTAMONT — Ellen P. Abbruzzese, a founder of the Altamont Orchards, died on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. She was 92.

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

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ALTAMONT — One change Altamont’s mayor, James Gaughan, was happy to see this year arose in response to what he calls the “maleficent looming specter” of the possible closure of Altamont Elementary School.

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The 13th day-long Victorian Holiday celebration in Altamont included four winter markets, a house tour of more than 200 people, and a visit from Santa.

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ALTAMONT — Marc Smith grew up in Altamont, in a pillared house that looks like it came from Gone with the Wind. As a kid, he delivered newspapers, riding his bike up and down village streets — “not throwing them, but taking each newspaper to the door,” he says.

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ALTAMONT — Monday morning, Bette Cowley had a lifetime of treasures spread out on the bed she and her husband had shared for decades. Ed Cowley died on Saturday morning, Oct. 11, 2014. He was 89.

ALTAMONT — Non-residents who have not paid their village water bills are set to receive termination-of-service letters, after the village board approved the shut-off orders at a board meeting Tuesday.

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