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The Enterprise — Michael Koff
Mary Ellen Johnson, holding a book on Guilderland history that she wrote with the late Alice Begley, describes Begley’s many accomplishments in informing residents about the town’s history. Supervisor Peter Barber, at Wednesday’s dedication ceremony, displayed four books Begley had written and presented him with when he first became supervisor; Barber spoke about the importance, in an era of banned books, of truth-telling in history. Altamont Enterprise editor Melissa Hale-Spencer spoke of Begley’s passion for involving people in celebrating history while James Haluska, the unofficial master of the town’s historical markers, spoke of the importance of a having sense of place.