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Hundreds came out on Sunday, Sept. 22, to pick Cortland, McIntosh, and Macoun apples.

Color bombs of blue, green, pink, purple, and yellow cornstarch showered runners at the Altamont fairgrounds.

Wayne LaChappelle says he enjoys the small-town atmosphere as he works in the newly created post of commissioner of public works for New Scotland, and he doesn't fault the councilman who voted against his appointment, calling it "checks and balances."

Tahlia Hadley will never forget the warmth of the elderly woman, a stranger, whose home she painted. Now the youth minister for St. Madeleine Parish, she is organizing a Christian work camp to help the needy in Guilderland next July.

For years, the mayor of Altamont says, he has begged and begged to get the state to repair the entry roads to the village. This summer,, Route 146 fro the east was repaved; next week, work will start on repaving Route 156 from the south.

Harold Miller left the Hilltowns and the family farm where he was raised. But now, in his old age, he has, through assiduous research of online vital statistics, pieced together a view of the Helderbergs' settlement that rights the long-held local lore.

The music in the Westerlo Reformed Church on Sunday afternoon had people clapping, laughing, crying, and pondering with eyes closed, watered, or wide. The pews creaked beneath the mostly silent but enthusiastic congregation. Pale pink light shone through stained glass windows on Sept.

The Voorheesville Fire Department declined to take over ambulance duties — a relief for contentions between the village board and the ambulance squad, which says Mayor Conway's statement about the situation in the village newsletter was incorrect.

As the board and parents pushed back on limiting the schedule of in-school nurses, Interim Superintendent Lonnie Palmer deferred, but he said he's still committed to supporting preschoolers.

Interim Superintendent Lonnie Palmer thinks the school can save on per-pupil spending and be in the 70th percentile among other schools in the area.

RENSSELAERVILLE — Water and Sewer committee Chairman Thomas Delp plans to retract a notice sent to water and sewer users in the hamlet describing the systems as compromised.

The Army Corps had been testing water from monitoring wells on an old landfill for more than a decade, and finally received the funding for the cap-and-cover project through a grant from the Formerly Used Defense Site Program.

The woman described her assailant as being tall, having a raspy voice, and wearing a baseball cap backwards.

Altamont adopted its first law of 2013 to increase its sewer fees.

Jim Miller is concerned that,, in tough economic times, art is sacrificed. He is said to close his Desolation Road Studios in Altamont.