Teunis Slingerland, born in Holland in 1617, bought property in 1654 in what is now Albany. The early Slingerlands tended to have large families, so there are now many hundreds of his descendants living in the Capital District, as well as throughout the United States and Canada.
Thank you for your extensive coverage of the public-comment hearing of the master plan for Thacher and Thompsons Lake state parks. As someone very close to the park, I was pleased to see many people speak their minds about the plan and the parks' future.
I am a native of Fort Plain and happened upon The Altamont Enterprise at the home of my girlfriend's parents. I found a nice piece by Ellen Zunon about the recent flooding that hit the small village on the Otsquago Creek, 40 minutes northwest of your village.