The Altamont Planning Board this week heard an update and kept open public comment about a proposed cell tower to be built on Agawam Lane.

The local board must stand its ground in assessing what is best for the community it serves.

The proposed cell tower to be installed on Agawam Lane in Altamont took another step toward approval, while a resident has raised concerns about the tower’s safety.

The Altamont Free Library will not charge its members late fees on borrowed children’s books for all of 2019.

While there is no reason in the zoning code for the Altamont Planning Board to reject a proposal for 120-foot monopole telecommunications tower to be placed above the village, the board has decided to allow the public more time to offer its input on the proposed project.

Developer Jeff Thomas has proposed constructing a three building mixed-use development in the center of the village of Altamont.

On Sunday, the annual Victorian Stroll was put on by the Altamont Community Traditions that put everyone in the Christmas spirit by having vendors, games, children decorations, and even a visit from Santa.

ALTAMONT — On Wednesday night, after a packed hearing with more than 100 villagers, the Altamont Village Board voted, 3 to 2, to rezone the two-family home at 107-109 Helderberg Ave. from residential to commercial so that the adjacent Stewart’s Shop will be able to expand.

Mark S. Schmidt

Mark S. Schmidt of Altamont was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison after being arrested in 2017 in an underage-sex sting.

GUILDERLAND — The citizens’ group Historic Altamont Inc. wrote a letter this week to Guilderland Supervisor Peter Barber and Altamont Mayor Kerry Dineen advising them that it would no longer seek ownership of the historic Doctor Crounse House, at the gateway to the village.


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