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ALTAMONT — The congressman, in a black overcoat and shiny shoes, bent down to touch a pile of rusty and broken pipes outside the cement-block well house on Gun Club Road. The wind was chill and the gray sky held snow on the first day of spring as a bevy of local officials clustered about Paul Tonko.

Jeffrey Moller, Altamont’s superintendent of public works, wearing a jacket with his name on it and work boots, had gathered the pipes to illustrate for the congressman some of what was underground in the village.

Legislators will consider a law that could protect delicate local wells and reservoirs from blasting as Tennessee Gas Pipeline prepares to expand its supply pipes. 

After the jail suicide of her son, Adam, Maryanne Rappaport says she will be guided by the counsel of her other children on whether to sue; the goal, she said, would be have the county jail make changes.