It does take a village!

To the Editor:

On Aug. 10, the Altamont community gathered to celebrate the release of the book Images of America: Altamont, published by Arcadia Publishing.  I want to express my sincere thanks to all the sponsors, noted in the photograph below, for their support for the book and for the Archives. 

My thanks, also, to the Altamont Archives Team — Marijo Dougherty, Ron Ginsburg, Connie Rue, and Laura Shore, for their guidance, research skills, technical ability, editing skills, and encouragement over the past year and a half.

My appreciation goes out to my fellow Altamont residents and friends for their overwhelming support of the book.  It does take a village!

There are copies of the book still available at Village Hall at 115 Main Street, for those planning ahead for holiday presents.  All proceeds from the book sales will go to the Altamont Archives and Museum to support future projects and exhibitions.

Keith C. Lee


Editor’s note: Keith C. Lee is the author of Images of America: Altamont.


Book backers: Altamont Mayor James Gaughan, far right, thanks the sponsors for their support of the Images of America: Altamont reception in the Village Community Room.  From left, Jack and Cindy Pollard, Home Front Café and Bakery; Matt Shannon and Steven Hout, Key Bank; John Gulino, Fredendall Funeral Home; Lisa Stratton, Capital district Physicians Health Plan; Jeff Brown, Sundown Lawn and Landscaping; Tim Turino, Mio Vino Wine Bar and Bistro; Troy Miller, CM Fox Real Estate; Marc Smith, Altamont Community Tradition; Dr. Stuart Fass, Altamont Dentistry; Theresa Freeman, 1st National Bank of Scotia; and Dr. Adam Edwards, Altamont Dentistry.  Not pictured are: James Gardner, The Altamont Enterprise; Elizabeth Centi, State Employees Federal Credit Union; and Susan Dake, Stewart's Shops.


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