Ed Czuchrey

A stark reminder of a dark moment in the nation’s past was on display this week at Tawasentha Park in Guilderland.

ALBANY — A tiny ceramic flower — white with a glimmer of gold — was unearthed by archaeologists digging on Livingston Avenue in Arbor Hill.

“His friend saved his life,” said Liam’s father, Matt Flaherty. “He had a tumor on his thyroid. They did a needle biopsy, then a surgical biopsy.”  The family got a respite from their worries on Saturday. Two women from the Make-A-Wish Foundation had come to the Flahertys’ Altamont home to talk to Liam and see what his interests are.



Any strangers observed passing through Guilderland during the late 19th and early 20th centuries were quickly spotted and carefully observed by the locals who were familiar with their own friends a

In addition to the cultural inheritance an institution like slavery leaves in its wake, the authors of “Gather at the Table” cite studies that show the effects of such hardship and pain can be passed on through generations due to changes in DNA.

Crounse House

GUILDERLAND — The Guilderland Town Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to list for sale the town’s interest in the historic Doctor Crounse House, located at 759 Route 146, just outside of Altamont on the village’s Main Street.

ALTAMONT — The Altamont Free Library is planning a gala, set for Feb. 10, which will honor two women who have contributed a lot to life in the village. One of them is recently retired village historian Marijo Dougherty.

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.


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