Melissa Hale-Spencer

RENSSELAERVILLE — Judging by the applause, about half the crowd at last Thursday’s hearing opposed the plan for a 180-foot tower on top of Edwards Hill because it would mar the Catskill vistas while the other half favored the sheriff’s proposal because it would bring radio reception for emergency calls to parts of Rensselaerville — inc

Fran Hahn, who loves her library book club, collects books all year long — from garage sales and friends — to give away for free during Fair Week to people who visit the one-room schoolhouse on the fairgrounds.

ALTAMONT — Alan Casline is a poet; he thinks in metaphors.

He likens poets reading at the Altamont Fair to a hummingbird — “aerodynamically and scientifically proven to be unable to fly but no one told the humming bird.”

He asks, “How many county fairs feature poetry?  How many do so for 29 straight years?”

RENSSELAERVILLE — After spending the summer as an Odum intern at the Huyck Preserve in the Helderbergs, Jamaine Hunt is heading home to West Virginia this week feeling raw.

Robert Delaney, who for decades has battled blazes as a volunteer firefighter, is now battling cancer.

Summer Smith, then a 17-year-old Guilderland High School senior, was friends with a classmate who died in a bad car crash. She raised money for a bronze angel statue to stand in Altamont’s village green. “The angel represents people who have lost people,” Summer told us then.

Christine Hayes, left, elected vice president of the Guilderland School Board this month in a 5-to-4 vote believes the board members need not be contentious although they have opposing views.

A father with his baby in his lap was arrested on Saturday, July 3, for driving his ATV while drunk, resulting in a felony charge under Leandra's Law.

When you’re a child, people tell you what matters. “When you become older…you need to figure it out for yourself,” said Superintendent Marie Wiles.

Thomas Fisher said he found vast opportunities at Berne-Knox-Westerlo, where he took advanced classes and bonded with teachers.

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