Sean Mulkerrin

While there is no reason in the zoning code for the Altamont Planning Board to reject a proposal for 120-foot monopole telecommunications tower to be placed above the village, the board has decided to allow the public more time to offer its input on the proposed project.

Developer Jeff Thomas has proposed constructing a three building mixed-use development in the center of the village of Altamont.

Students are reporting more mental-health issues than ever before. Do schools have enough support staff to help?

ALBANY COUNTY — Mark S. Schmidt of Altamont was sentenced in Albany County Court on Thursday to two-and-a-half years in prison followed by 10 years of post-release supervision; upon release, he will have to register as a sex offender.

Municipalities in Albany County are adopting a plan to help decrease the impact that natural disasters may have on their communities.

Mark S. Schmidt

Mark S. Schmidt of Altamont was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison after being arrested in 2017 in an underage-sex sting.

The New Scotland Planning Board will hold a special meeting on Dec. 12, to determine the fate of the first proposed solar farm in town.

Sarah Clark became the new director of the Voorheesville Public Library on Nov. 1., after the library’s longtime director, Gail Sacco, retired in October. Clark was chosen from a very well-qualified field of applicants, said David Gibson, the library board president.

A Minnesota-based solar company has proposed installing a 7,000-panel solar farm in New Scotland.

Next week, a new restaurant, Gracie’s Kitchen, will open in the village of Voorheesville.


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