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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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The Mohicans have purchased tribal lands in Bethlehem where human remains of their ancestors were found.

The New Scotland Historical Association will soon begin working on a way to preserve the town’s past.

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A group of local Model T enthusiasts tries to make its cars as historically accurate as possible.

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SEPTEMBER 12 IS REGISTRATION DAY

A headstone was found behind a beauty salon in Guilderland. It took half a dozen people to return it to the Westerlo cemetery where it had been missing for decades.

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GUILDERLAND — Ancestors of several members of the Dutch Settlers Society acted as interpreters, in the 17th Century, between Dutch traders or missionaries and Native Americans.

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Many decades ago, peals of bells housed in cupolas atop local schoolhouses signaled dawdling children that classes were about to begin.

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GUILDERLAND CENTER — Banners depicting the history of Guilderland Center now hang from utility poles in the hamlet.

The banners will hang year-round, with a group selected for spring and summer, and another for fall and winter.

John Gordon traveled the region to research Colonial-era America for his book, in the hopes to educate others.

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