Altamont

In the last week, veterans were acknowledged and fallen soldiers were remembered in separate ceremonies in Altamont, for Loyalty Day and the Memorial Day parade.

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Amid the back-and-forth of a neighbor dispute in Knox, Kevin Willsey feels especially fraught, citing a desire to be left alone. His neighbor, John Rodd, just wants the lawn clean.

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In a home-rule state like New York, zoning can counterbalance larger economic forces that shape the way we live.

Beth and Spencer Tyson, Altamont

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A family will be searching for a new home if Stewart's expands. But they say suitable rent is so scarce that the move could push them out of the village.

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To the Editor:

Stewart’s Stores has asked to expand its footprint so it can ruin the perfect set up we have now.  Similar in size to Route 20, Stewart’s want to expand by removing a valuable and important property so it can double its gas sales and provide more seating.

Let’s review this request for its pros and cons.

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To the Editor:

Stewart’s recently submitted plans, for a building addition, to the village of Altamont.  Upon this submission, the planning board rightfully requested that Stewart’s “knock the building down and start over” and we completely agree.

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To the Editor:

As a member of the Altamont Comprehensive Plan Task Force, which received public input and was adopted by the village board to set the vision for the future of Altamont, I have to wonder whether the proposed expansion of Stewart’s into the surrounding community complies with this vision.

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ALTAMONT — On Saturday, May 2, the day of the village-wide garage sale, beginning at 6 p.m., St. Lucy-St. Bernadette Church will host its annual dinner and basket drawing at its parish center on Grand Street in Altamont.  The public is invited and reservations must be made ahead of time — by Wednesday, April 29.

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Garage Sale Day is fast approaching and the Altamont Free Library will once again participate.  We will not only have our annual book sale, but we will also have a garage sale as well.

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