Altamont

ALTAMONT — Ellen P. Abbruzzese, a founder of the Altamont Orchards, died on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. She was 92.

A café, a prosthetics maker, and an insurance agency have all opened in the village.

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ALTAMONT — One change Altamont’s mayor, James Gaughan, was happy to see this year arose in response to what he calls the “maleficent looming specter” of the possible closure of Altamont Elementary School.

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The 13th day-long Victorian Holiday celebration in Altamont included four winter markets, a house tour of more than 200 people, and a visit from Santa.

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ALTAMONT — Marc Smith grew up in Altamont, in a pillared house that looks like it came from Gone with the Wind. As a kid, he delivered newspapers, riding his bike up and down village streets — “not throwing them, but taking each newspaper to the door,” he says.

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ALTAMONT — Monday morning, Bette Cowley had a lifetime of treasures spread out on the bed she and her husband had shared for decades. Ed Cowley died on Saturday morning, Oct. 11, 2014. He was 89.

ALTAMONT — Non-residents who have not paid their village water bills are set to receive termination-of-service letters, after the village board approved the shut-off orders at a board meeting Tuesday.

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Of all the bugs Jesse Hyler has encountered in his work through All Star Pest Solutions, he says none have infested his own home.

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GUILDERLAND — The Guilderland Town Board and the Altamont Village Board of Trustees each approved resolutions, with all affirming votes on Tuesday, to annex 52 acres of land from Guilderland to the village.

For its entire existence, Altamont has been defined by and has been enhanced by a strong sense of volunteerism in its citizens.  For over 50 years, the Schilling family has personified that sense of volunteerism.

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