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Route 402, Westerlo

WESTERLO — The committee working to increase broadband access in rural Westerlo wants to draft a new agreement with Mid-Hudson cable. The committee is asking residents who want service to make their needs known.

For about $38,600, covered by grants and contributions, Altamont will soon have a series of signs at 26 sites, meant to inform residents and attract visitors.

If federal grant money doesn't come through for a rail-trail center and museum in Voorheesville, the village wants to proceed with the project locally, hoping to attract tourists to the start of the route that is to one day reach Albany.

Village officials hope to get a piece of a $50 million federal grant to build a rail museum in Voorheesville at the head of a rail trail to Albany.

A mission of the Clarksville Historical Society is to save historic buildings; it now has two — a schoolhouse and a general store.

A family explores the homestead of the Wilder family, preserved for visitors to witness the rural ways of 19th-Century New York. Holiday re-enactments and readings will take place there this December.

 

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