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A past chief, Owen Murray accepted a certificate of appreciation at the annual Altamont Fire Department installation dinner on Saturday at the Cider House Restaurant. 

The snowstorm Tuesday brought just a few inches to the Hilltowns, but the school buses and beef cattle weathered its visit in the middle of the day.

Following a longstanding tradition, Farnsworth Middle school students participated last weekend in the Future City Competition. This year, the team came in third with a city named Akara Aka.

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Joseph Persico, a Guilderland author and Navy veteran who died in August, is honored at a ceremony on Jan. 5, where the words he wrote for the World War II monument in Washington were recalled.

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The county legislature recognized firefighters from Berne, East Berne, and Westerlo on Dec. 15 for their service helping during a severe snowstorm in Erie County in the middle of November.

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A tour of three sites in the Hilltowns Tuesday morning showed off the conservation projects that have been the labor of the Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District, partnered with the federal Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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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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Sinterklaas visited with guests at the annual Greens Show put on by the Guilderland Garden Club last weekend at the historic Mynderse-Frederick House.

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“Personal responsibility” was the term used Monday morning throughout the Remembering Our Loved Ones event held at Ed Frank’s Beacon of Hope in Altamont where Frank teaches teens about the gruesome effects of driving drunk or drugged.

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