Images 1

Photo by Ron Ginsburg

Proud moment: At Tuesday’s concert in the park, sponsored by the Altamont Free Library, Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy, center, presents a plaque to Tony Kossmann, left, past president of the Altamont Free Library Association, denoting the library’s being one of seven projects chosen by the Preservation League of New York State for its Excellence in Historic Preservation Award, recognizing its transformation of the 1897 Altamont train station into a library — a $1.2 million project with roughly $220,000 from donations, $180,000 from fundraising, and $630,000 from grants. Altamont’s mayor, James Gaughan, right, a supporter of the project, displays the message on his red T-shirt — one of many being sold to support keeping Altamont Elementary School open as the Guilderland School District considers ways to efficiently run its schools in the wake of declining enrollment.