For many Wampanoags, as well as other Native Americans, Thanksgiving Day is a day of mourning. It’s a day to reflect on the theft of their lands, on the genocide of millions of their people, and on the continuing assault on their culture.

Merton D. Simpson has always had a sense of his African ancestry and his Blackness.
He was born in Charleston, South Carolina and raised in Brooklyn so he says he’s always known the deep divisions in the United States.

GUILDERLAND — What began as a path traveled by Native Americans became a plank road for European settlers and now is suburban Guilderland’s major thoroughfare — Route 20.

When he was working on the application, Councilman Adam Greenberg, who spearheaded the initiative for New Scotland, had been told receiving the funding might be a long shot because Hudson River Estuary Program grants are highly sought after. “So this was really great news,” he said.

ALTAMONT — Two creative men from Altamont have gathered ghost stories from village residents and surrounding areas into a book. Neither is a stranger to imagination and yet they have labeled these stories as true.

Dan Barker, Village archivist Altamont

Each of the people at the rededication ceremony had a singular reason for being there.

Voorheesville and New Scotland were just awarded a $10,000 grant from the Preservation League of New York State to fund a cultural resource survey for the village and the hamlets of New Salem and New Scotland.

The Frederick Crounse House is set to be demolished next month. 

A whole-building condemnation would ease the regulations, somewhat, related to the demolition of Crounse House. 


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