Altamont

Like the princes of Serindip, an Airedale walker makes some unexpected discoveries one wintry day.

“Santa’s here, Santa’s here!” screamed the children gathered by the train track in Altamont as Santa rolled into town, culminating the annual Victorian Holiday Celebration. Inside the boxcar, tots whispered their wishes to the jolly old elf.

Agawum Lane, on the shoulder of the Helderberg escarpment, could become the site for a cell tower in Altamont.

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

Nurturing people and plants takes time and love, not money. The essence of home can be found in the low-income housing complex often overlooked in the village.

A small country community named Knowersville was developing around the railroad station following the Civil War. With rail access, it was becoming a summer retreat for families from New York and Albany.

There were several hotels by the railway and a resort hotel on the hill beyond named Kushaqua.

Men marched and fire trucks rolled — they came from all across Albany County — down Altamont's Main Street Saturday. The day, which ended with a picnic, was a celebration of volunteerism

The fastest man and woman earned double crowns in the last leg of the inaugural Hilltown Triple Crown Series.

Police Chief Todd Pucci said a plea deal offering Kevin R. Willsey six months in jail for three felonies is fair since Willsey, an Altamont mechanic, had no prior arrests. Pucci said Willsey was a chop-shop  "customer."

The Music Mobile will stop in seven Albany County sites this summer, including the Altamont Free Library on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 3:30 p.m.

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