Altamont

After deciding to put off making a decision until after the holidays, the Altamont Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Feb. 11 for Stewart’s Shops variance requests for its proposed Altamont Boulevard project.

The connections hum in the present as people reach each other through our words. Sometimes, too, connections echo from the past.

Nearly a year after approving the rezone of 107-109 Helderberg Ave., the Altamont Village Board again voted to rezone the property last month, placing Stewart’s Shops back on the path to get the permission it needs from the village’s other boards to build a new store. This week, the company made variance requests of the zoning board. 

Just 33 years old, Kyle Haines will be the next chief of the Altamont Fire Department on Jan. 1. 

Nearly a year after approving the rezone of 107-109 Helderberg Ave., which triggered a lawsuit over the decision, the Altamont Village Board again voted to rezone the property. 

Altamont Reservoir

The Altamont Reservoir may shortly have a new purpose if a proposed solar farm for the village-owned land in Knox gets the green light from the Altamont Board of Trustees. The timing couldn’t be better, as this week the 120-year-old dam was identified as among the worst in the country. 

Zach Appio

Zach Appio is a storyteller. When he and his brother, Frank, were both seniors at RPI five years ago, they produced a prize-winning psychological thriller, “The Baby Monitor.” Now, Zach has found new ways to tell stories — through comics and music.

Deb Hext was recently appointed chairwoman of the Altamont Planning Board after Tim Wilford resigned. 

For the second straight month, the Altamont Village Board pushed off its decision on rezoning 107-109 Helderberg Ave.

ALTAMONT — Freda R. Hartman, the oldest active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, died peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. She was 96.

She was born to the late William and Elizabeth (née Loechel) Reineck in Albany on Jan. 21, 1923.

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