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What was school like when grades one through eight were in the same classroom? Why did students walk several miles to school? Was it sanitary to share a dipper and drink out of a communal bucket?

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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.

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The best campaigns shed new light on important issues and offer voters clear contrasts.

Incumbents often claim criticism of their performance is “negative campaigning.”  They’d prefer voters get a steady diet of photo ops and tired slogans.

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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.

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At the conclusion of the summer concert series in Altamont, we have much to be thankful for:  Six weeks of great music, (mostly) good weather, and a tremendously supportive community.

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Kudos to The Enterprise and reporter Tyler Murphy on the engaging story about the Battle of Iwo Jima and interview with local resident Marine Second Lieutenant Sandy Berkman. 

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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.

Join us to enrich the community. On Saturday, Aug. 17, at 9 a.m., the foundation is holding our 13th Annual Pre-Fall Classic 5K, 2-Mile Walk, and Kids’ Fun Run. 

Following the flood, the author saw leaders and teamwork while mucking out basements and sorting clothes.

Frederick Crounse, who lives in the Altamont home of his ancestors, contemplates events which he says skepticism hasn't been able to explain.

We would also like to congratulate our Grand Prize winner, PJ McCormick, from Voorheesville.

Volunteer host families share their summers for up to two weeks with New York City children, ages 6 to 18, who leave behind the city streets to enjoy the simple pleasures of life in the country.