Derek Toussaint, Altamont’s new barber, says of his trade, “It’s an art and a craft. It’s important. People want to look good.”

“It’s the 100th anniversary of World War I, and I figured there’s no sense having it hidden away.” 

Altamont Elementary held their annual American Carnivale at the school last Friday evening to raise money for the fifth grade field trip.

The Dutch were loud, proud, and showed plenty of smiles Saturday as the team made its second trip to state competition at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse. The Guilderland winter cheer team was one of five Section 2 teams to compete and came in 10th in the state in its division.

GUILDERLAND — “A Night With Tom Thorpe” will be the Guilderland Historical Society’s program at its March 16 meeting when this talented musician will be performing and talking about a selection of his favorite numbers.

Guilderland’s draft school budget for next year, projected at $98 million, will add teachers and restore some programs that were cut in recent years.

Steve Wacksman, Guilderland

Farnsworth Middle School MASK presents Oklahoma! this weekend at the school, March 10-12.

Altamont’s archivist called the Museum in the Streets project “a legacy the mayor is leaving us” as James Gaughan conducted his final village board meeting on Tuesday.

Surprising facts about the new Guilderland town historian, Ann Wemple-Person, include that she knows how to wrangle chickens and drive a tractor.


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