Guilderland

New town planner Kenneth Kovalchik is aware of the high level of interest among residents in having a planner look at the big picture of development in Guilderland. Several large projects await his review, including the development proposed for Hiawatha Trails Executive Golf Course.

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ALTAMONT — As the Altamont Fire Department celebrates its 125th anniversary, it is looking ahead, welcoming a brand new engine — and the public — to a party at the firehouse on saturday afternoon.

The new rescue pumper — a 2018 Toyne — will arrive at the firehouse on Main Street Friday night.

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In my last column, I wrote about how calorie needs change with aging and a decrease in appetite caused by many factors is part of the aging process.

“What irritates me most about this case,” said town Supervisor Peter Barber in federal court, acting as attorney for one of the defendants, "is we are less than 72 hours before the start of this caucus.” He called the lawsuit “borderline frivolous.”

ALTAMONT — As it celebrates its 125th anniversary, the Altamont Fair is “working hard” to preserve its history, says Bev Filkins who chairs a committee of volunteers that has been immersed in the the project for two years.

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Put some teeth into property assessment laws. Take a bite out of random.

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ALTAMONT — Altamont’s Scout troop, Troop 264, which meets at the American Legion Post 977, spent the week of July 8 to 14 at Rotary Scout Reservation in Poestenkill, New York. The Scouts had a productive and enjoyable week; and the adult leaders enjoyed themselves, too!

Jay Cougar White Cloud lives what he believes in. His work as a Timberwright grew from his earliest childhood experiences. He now hopes to dedicate himself to restoring the Doctor Crounse House in Altamont.

GUILDERLAND — Grants galore headlined Tuesday’s town board meeting here as Republican Senator George Amedore and Democratic Councilwoman Patricia Fahy were on hand to talk about the state funds they had secured for Guilderland — for stormwater management in McKownville and for park improvements at Tawasentha.

“It was like a miracle,” Thomas Capuano told The Enterprise of enlisting Jay C. White Cloud to restore the Crounse House. “He has a love of history and the technical skills we need.”

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