history

The Crounse House is a Federal-style single-family home built by Frederick Crounse, Altamont’s first doctor, who practiced there on the village’s main street, now Route 146. 

The village explored ways to save the house, and was promised a grant for $25,000 to help, but later found that costs of replacing the roof alone would be almost $39,000.

Jon McCloskey recently sought a new home for newspapers reporting on JFK’s assassination, which he had kept since he was a kid.

We are a diverse nation. Prejudice against any of us reduces all of us.

The outsized role played by New York during World War I is told in a new book from Aaron Noble, a senior historian and curator at the New York State Museum.

Carol DuBrin, Altamont

Sue Britton, a long-time member of her local American Legion Auxiliary unit in Rensselaerville, has recently completed a months-long search for photos of armed forces members whose names are engraved at the Vietnam War memorial. 

Bill Donato, Altamont

The historic Mynderse-Frederick House at 451 Route 146 in Guilderland Center will hold an open house on Saturday, June 17. The event, from 1 to 4 p.m., will include tours of the award-winning gardens and the building’s interior, which will be decorated with flower arrangements.

The White Sulphur Springs Hotel, a resort over 100 years ago, and later owned by a church in Queens, was torn down Wednesday.

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