“I made my plans clear back in September or October that I planned to retire around Thanksgiving,” said Kenneth Runion.

ALTAMONT — It all started from a phone call. A neighbor noticed that cars were coming and picking up packages that had been delivered to a house that was vacant and for sale. The neighbor called the Altamont Police.

"We shift to a mindset of focusing on what the student can do, not what the student can’t do," said Demian Singleton, explaining the school district's focus on inclusion.

ALTAMONT — The sun is bright though the air is chill on Monday morning as kids in Amy Martin’s fourth-grade class cavort during recess outside Altamont Elementary School.

In a playground game, two girls cross their arms over their chests as a classmate, Michael Puzio, approaches.

The fire, said the release, grew substantially within minutes, and caused damage to the bathtub and surrounding areas.

ALTAMONT — Those close to Reverend Robert Luidens — who will soon be retiring as pastor of the Altamont Reformed Church after 31 years — will tell you about his dedication to visiting people confined to a hospital or a nursing home or their own home.