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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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A special town board meeting will be held to discuss a draft noise-control law on April 28, at 7 p.m.

The village board could have rejected outright the request to enlarge its commercial district so Stewart's could grow but has decided instead to draft a law that would change the zoning, allowing for public discussion.

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Proposals were presented for planning at Voorheesville's "triangle" of Grove Street, Main Street, and Voorheesville Avenue, but a draft master plan won't be submitted until closer to the end of April.

ALTAMONT — The Altamont Stewart’s Shop wants to expand. A local property owner and Stewart’s entered a sales contract that could give the store room to grow, but local residents voiced their opposition to the expansion at Tuesday’s Altamont Village Board meeting.

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