Altamont

In Altamont, Kerry Dineen, submitted the sole petition for mayor. She will be the village’s first female mayor and will serve for four years.

After many months of soul-searching and discussion with my family, I decided not to run for re-election in March as Altamont’s Mayor.

Although there has already been one Guilderland Board of Education meeting in the fall where the district asked for input on the school budget, I am unsure what was the extent of public input. I actually am not sure if anyone spoke.

While Knox last month decided not to invest in an appraisal of its Altamont reservoir property, the village board on Tuesday committed to spending $11,000 for an appraisal to prove in court that the property should not be valued, or taxed, as a reservoir since it is no longer used for that purpose.

ALTAMONT — Just after midnight today, the village went dark — no streetlamps, no glow from inside homes, no bright Christmas lights.

“A tree went down on a line,” said Patrick Stella, a spokesman for National Grid. It affected 2,500 customers, he said, and power was restored by 1:30 a.m.

Voorheesville and Altamont share a building inspector. Their newly extended agreement has Altamont paying 14 percent since it uses just five of the 35 weekly hours. Voorheesville is roughly twice the size of Altamont with a bit less than twice the population.

Ethan J. Connolly, scribe, Troop 264, Altamont

St. John’s Church in Altamont got its new carillon system Tuesday.

Joshua House, as it is now called, sits high above Leesome Lane on the Helderberg escarpment, at the end of a long driveway, dramatically revealing itself to visitors at the summit. 

John Meineker has pressed his memories of an Altamont boyhood — both humorous and poignant — into a book written for his grandchildren that he wants to share with the world.

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