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CM o The Altamont Enterhri OUR CENTENNIAL YEAR # ^ r. Serving the Towns of Guilderland, New Scotland, Bethlehem, Berne, Knox Including Altamont, Vootheewtte, Weebnere, GuOdertand Center, SBngerknda, M^A/ VQPVK GCP 131983 yrville Number 7 Thursday, September 8, 1983 VV <•'• 25 Cents 'ML.SL HATE LIBRARY; . 9 Next Tuesday the town's regis- tered Republican voters will de- cide who will run for Town Board this fall on their party's ticket. Polls will open at noon and close at 9 p.m. The primary is the first the town has had in 18 years. Next Tuesday, four candidates will seek the two positions on the November ballot, positions on the November ballot. In the order their names will appear on the primary ballot, they are: —Raymond Ross of Altamont, village justice, Guilderland busi- nessman and vice president of the town chamber of commerce; —Shirley Swanson of Lynnwood, elementary-middle school teacher at Guilderland the past 20 years, a labor activist and current vice president of the Guilderland Re- publican Committee; —John Smircich of McKbwn- ville, incumbent town councilman and chairman of the Guilderland Industrial Development Authority; • RAYMOND ROSS and —Richard Murray of Fort Hunt- er, chairman of the town Zoning Board of Appeals and a town Republican committee member. Three months ago^ the local GOP committee selected Ross and Swanson to run against the Demo- SHIRLEY SWANSON cratic nominees, incumbent Coun- cilwoman Virginia - Horan and David Purcell. The Republican designees were promptly chal- lenged by Smircich, who earlier had announced he wouldn't seek another term but reconsidered; and Murray. JOHN SMIRCICH Both insurgents are running with the endorsement of Supervisor Kevin A. Moss, who will in any case lead the local Republican ticket this November. Eligible voters may select any two of the candidates listed on next RICHARD MURRAY Tuesday's ballot. Because election district lines were altered earlier this year, many voters have been assigned a new polling place and district number. On Page 3 is a map and key detailing the changes. Guilderland Celebrates 10th Annual Arts Festival Sunday By CAROL DuBRIN This Sunday, Sept. 11, the'loth annualArts.FestivalwUlbeheldin Guiiderland'sWalters-Tawasentha Park from noon to 5 p.m. And, as always, it gets bigger and better. The Guilderland Town Board has designated Sept. 11. as Arts Day to honor this 10th fall festival of the arts which was conceived by and is sponsored by the Guilderland League of Arts. The League's efforts surely have made the town more conscious of the arts, both performing and visual. Another outgrowth of the League's efforts and influence is the performing arts shell at Tawasentha. GuUderland has cer- tainly been enriched by the addition of this shell to the town park with its weekly summer programs for all the family. This shell will be one of the focal points of this week's festival as there will be almost continuous perfor- mances on stage. As always, this festival will be a salute to all the arte. Visual art will be represented in three ways, There will be the traditional art show for area artists with &• number of awards for painting, photography and such. Paul Krayse (Guilderland High School art teacher and local interior decorator) will judge the adult works. A League of Arts board member will judge the youth entries. Then there will be an invitational , art show featuring area profession- al artists Irena Altamanova, Tom Breitenbach, Dave Coughtry, Louis Pelky and Betty VanderbOt. Third, there will be the crafts show which will. feature such excellent artisans as Fritz and Inge Lauesen who do absolutely lovely stained glass work. A German couple now residing in Schenectady, the Lausens have studied in Europe. Beside flat work they make Tiffany-type stained glass lamps. Carol Crandell will show her soft sculpture fantasies for the third year. These are three-dimensional fabric people and creatures of great whimsey and charm. Paul Carson will have his own designs of Handsewn leather goods — personal, luggage and acces- SOIU6S* •- -j 'JWggJTViOTX--'**,- Talented pottere will be;itoplay- ing fheif uniquely ihdivldiar pot- tery and porcelain' ware. Joanne Millis' work features delicately drawn designs to enhance the pottery. Sue Suhls will show her touch with both functional stone- ware and porcelain. RoseCatalana is a well-known potter from Schenectady who will show her handsome and useful stoneware.. All of these craftspeople will also have booths so that the public may purchase pieces of their work. And to make this visual arts area more lively and interesting, it will surround a portable stage with intermittent musical perfor- mances. Of course there will be food and soda booths scattered about so no one heed be hungry or thirsty as they enjoy the afternoon. The children will have a special area all their own just for their fun and amusement. Ann Malone and Ann Cantore are aiming to give the children not only a fun experience but also art experiences. The children's area will be just beyond the pool on the right side of the path to the performing arts shell: It's a nice shaded area where Webster will again be performing. I3ns*Bick AngeraMtTritf Willi be -p^in|y^^jpp^l: .J»t-vDalte Lawraiice and the PPI Dixie Jazz Band wall be taking us \way down South.\ This group Isa lunch-hour creation — the folks work together and use their lunch hour to make music. A' new dance group will be present to introduce us to their art form, clogg dancing; the Karner Blue Clogg Dancers have recently been formed and want to share their enthusiasm. Carol Anne will sing folk songs to her own guitar accompaniment for quieter moments and Doc Murphy will be back again with his traditional and folk songs. Where would we be without a little Scottish piping? KenMalcom will be playing that haunting instrument. And talented Laura Hagen will be playing and demon- strating early musical instruments to entertain and educate us. Some of the very active commit- tec workers making ail of this the youngsters will find lots to do. There will be a treasure hunt (buried treasure), box painting and sculpture, wood painting and sculpture, bubble fun (lots of suds), helium balloons, weaving RICK ANGERArai and, best of all, Guilderland Librarian Carol Hamblin will be entertaining. Bob Moore has assured me that the music program is going to be great—varied—something for all tastes. J0f course the Guilderland Town Band, under the direction of Don available to us are Mary Brennan, Merry Sparano, Sue Suhls, Car! Walters (former town supervisor under whose administrative en- couragement al! of this grew), both Marian and Al Brevetti, andElaine Luzihe.' I have a sneaking hunch those last four individuals have worked on every single Fall Arts Festival for the entire 10 years. Our hats are off to them. It is wonderful) to have citizens that are devoted to sharing thetoeauty and pleasure of the arts with all of us in Gulderland. Perhaps this is the moment to make a pitch for more of you to join their forces. Without new members also anxious to give these contribu- tions to the community, we may be in danger of losing this wonderful -celebration of the arts here in Guilderland. As you can see from the widely varied program there is something for ail the family at this year's Fall Arts Festival. Make Sunday a family day; come enjoy this special 10th anniversary celebra- tion! Date: Sept 11, noon to 5 p.m. Admission: Adults $1, under 17 free. Rain Date: Sept. 18. Place: Walters-Tawasentha Park, Route 146, Guilderland. Town Will Lease Land For Chamber Booth By JAMES CRAWFORD The; Guilderland Town Board approved the leasing of land formerly used by the McKownyille Water District to the. Guilderland Chamber of Commerce after a public hearing on the matter Tuesday night. The site on Western Ave. would be used by the chamber, to maintain an information booth. Presently, the booth is Ideated across the street on land which will become part of the Crossgates Mall access road system. Board members Virginia Horan and John Smircich and Town Supervisor Kevin Moss all involved in election campaigns this year, requested a guarantee that the booth which is on public land would not be used for political purposes. The board was assured the chamber did not intend to use the site for that sort of activity by Eric Fenton, president of the Guilder- land chapter. Final approval of the leasing of the site at a rate of ISO a month depends on recommenda- tions from the State Department of Health, which regulates the use of water facilities. Another public hearing was held to consider a request by Mario Osta to renme his property on Route 158 from agricultural to light industrial. The' nine-acre property, which could be used for a variety of businesses if rezoned,. presently adjoins a restaurant. The land would be leased to small business- es such as a motor shop, Osta explained. Objections to the rezoning from residents who live near the land included both the lack of explana- tion of its intended use and the effect on the water table if certain businesses were allowed in the area. The board postponed decision on the matter pending consideration of the\ rezoning by the Albany County Planning Board. Both Westmere Water District Extension Nos. 7 and 8 were denied approval because the state had not appropriated funds for Extension 7 which would service Griffen Laboratories. Extension 8 which would bring water services to land owned by the Albany Country Club would use the pipes created by No. 7. The action, necessary because 90 days have passed since the hearing was held on Extension 7 and is no longer valid, would not hinder the reapplication for either extension, Moss stated. Approval of the town's motor- cycle law. has been postponed to consider further options for inclu- sion such as registration of all off-road vehicles and educational programs for those who use dirt bikes. Barsbns - Construction was awarded bid on construction of a transfer facility at the town landfill at a cost of $139,500. The site will be (Continued on Page 3)

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