Elizabeth Floyd Mair

Patricia M. Groeber, an Altamont resident, joined the State Troopers in 1986. She was recently appointed to the highest post ever held by a woman in the New York State Police — First Deputy Superintendent.

VOORHEESVILLE — A small percentage of Voorheesville residents turned out on Wednesday to vote on the question of whether to raise the Length of Service Award Program funds credited each year to qualifying volunteer firefighters. An overwhelming majority of those voters agreed to raise that amount.

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Because of the state tax freeze, villagers will not see their taxes rise over the next few years as a result of any increase to firefighters' pensions, according to the Voorheesville village clerk.

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Sometimes we hear the phrase “buy local” and think: That’s a good idea, but just not practical. Local goods are hard to find, and expensive, aren’t they?

ALTAMONT — Mike Houghton has a small dental lab in a converted garage at his home in Sprakers, but at this time of year, the equipment for making gold and porcelain crowns gets crowded out by Santa gear. Houghton plays Santa at many area events, including the Altamont Victorian Holiday.

ALTAMONT — It all started from a phone call. A neighbor noticed that cars were coming and picking up packages that had been delivered to a house that was vacant and for sale. The neighbor called the Altamont Police.

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VOORHEESVILLEVoorheesville villagers who remember sledding down Tork’s Hill on Route 156 across from the firehouse years ago are excited to learn that it will be open

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ALTAMONT — Those close to Reverend Robert Luidens — who will soon be retiring as pastor of the Altamont Reformed Church after 31 years — will tell you about his dedication to visiting people confined to a hospital or a nursing home or their own home.

The home of Frederick CrounseAltamont’s first doctor, at 759 Route 146, the village’s main street, has sat empty for about three decades.

 

The Albany County Sheriff's Office is investigating a traffic stop where Officer Philip Milano used a taser on a man who was passively refusing to comply.

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