Melissa Hale-Spencer

By Ellen Zunon

From the editor
Student voices speak out to the community at large

Our opinion pages are the soul of our newspaper. They form the place where the community can talk to itself.

Illustration by Forest Byrd

We were struck this year by the camaraderie and can-do spirit as a diverse crew labored in muggy weather to build a shelter for a new attraction at the Altamont Fair — a beehive oven.

GUILDERLAND — Power and calm have been restored to the Willow Street neighborhood where over 200 homes lost electricity.

Close the loophole,
Protect the future

High Point for preservation
Spectacular Helderberg land to become part of Thacher Park

Old-World ways come to the Altamont Fair with a brick beehive
oven that will bake fresh bread and instill a sense of community

ALTAMONT — Bread is the staff of life.

At Voorheesville
New plans for health and technology

VOORHEESVILLE — Spurred by demands from the federal government, the Voorheesville School District has two new plans — one for health and another for technology.

When your job is to drive a big yellow school bus, people notice.

RENSSELAERVILLE — The Rensselaerville supervisor called a special meeting of the town board Tuesday night simply so he could talk to the highway superintendent.


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