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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For years, the mayor of Altamont says, he has begged and begged to get the state to repair the entry roads to the village. This summer,, Route 146 fro the east was repaved; next week, work will start on repaving Route 156 from the south.