Melissa Hale-Spencer

ALTAMONT — A gaggle of 4-H kids tend to their goats early Tuesday morning. The gates have not officially opened for the first day of the Altamont Fair, and a steady rain falls outside, making the muddied roadways even slicker.

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“I’ll pull out a frame and talk about what goes on inside,” said Tim Norray of how he plans to teach fair-goers about keeping bees.

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ALTAMONT — As the Altamont Fire Department celebrates its 125th anniversary, it is looking ahead, welcoming a brand new engine — and the public — to a party at the firehouse on saturday afternoon.

The new rescue pumper — a 2018 Toyne — will arrive at the firehouse on Main Street Friday night.

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ALTAMONT — As it celebrates its 125th anniversary, the Altamont Fair is “working hard” to preserve its history, says Bev Filkins who chairs a committee of volunteers that has been immersed in the the project for two years.

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Jay Cougar White Cloud lives what he believes in. His work as a Timberwright grew from his earliest childhood experiences. He now hopes to dedicate himself to restoring the Doctor Crounse House in Altamont.

GUILDERLAND — Grants galore headlined Tuesday’s town board meeting here as Republican Senator George Amedore and Democratic Councilwoman Patricia Fahy were on hand to talk about the state funds they had secured for Guilderland — for stormwater management in McKownville and for park improvements at Tawasentha.

“It was like a miracle,” Thomas Capuano told The Enterprise of enlisting Jay C. White Cloud to restore the Crounse House. “He has a love of history and the technical skills we need.”

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The Berne-Knox-Westerlo School Board will decide early Thursday morning if Carli Elble will be appointed to teach at the elementary school for a year while the Dergositses take a combined parental leave.

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When Joy Hamlin visited a family of refugees from war-torn Myanmar living in Albany’s Arbor Hill, “She found them huddled in the middle of a room, freezing to death,” said her husband, Shawn.

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An Independence Day motorcycle ride in the Hilltowns for a young and “highly regarded” Albany Police officer ended with a fatal crash.

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