In 1833, the village of Clarksville was created by decree of the Postmaster General of the United States of America. On Saturday, Aug. 3, residents are invited to celebrate the rural hamlet’s rich history. 

Historic Altamont Inc. has made several unsuccessful attempts to save the Doctor Crounse House. Now it has gotten a previous prospective buyer to make another bid, provided the house’s owners, the town of Guilderland and village of Altamont, take out a loan to rid the house of asbestos. 

By offering environmentally problematic properties through a sealed-bid auction, Albany County hopes to avoid charges that it is unfairly picking people to convey properties to. 

ALTAMONT — Citing a lack of support from the village of Altamont as well as time constraints, the citizens’ group Historic Altamont Inc. on Monday said that it would no longer seek a state grant that may have covered the entire cost of restoring the historic — and dilapidated — Dr.

Susan E. Leath, Bethlehem’s town historian since 2007, is featured in this week’s podcast. In those 12 years, she has informed residents of their town’s past — starting with the ancient Mohicans and Mohawks — which she feels is essential for its future.

Crounse house

Dormant and deteriorating for decades, the Crounse House was, again, close to be demolished before a group of citizens stepped in to ask for one more shot to save the house



Meeting Made Necessary Because of Non-Arrival of Whippet Tank, Which Became Stuck in Mud at Sharon

Wayne Crounse plans to pass along an inherited tome listing his ancestors — with the corners of the embossed leather cover so worn, they were reinforced with metal — to his son, who will pass it in turn to his grandson.

The Ballet Barn, for many years the home of a thriving dance-education program run by local doctor Jane DeRook, is now bounded on two sides by senior projects


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