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Former teacher keeps the old new

Ballston home from where a tabletop desk - said to be surrounded by mystery, was discovered.
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Ballston home from where a tabletop desk - said to be surrounded by mystery, was discovered. Photo submitted

— “He has a way about him to captivate the audience by the way he presents the material,” said Southworth.

For the past several years, Reynolds has also had the good fortune of having middle school students help him preserve the town’s history through community service projects.

“Oftentimes the students do photograph preservation. … Each photo is preserved in a three-layer preservation technique. … Since I have hundreds of pictures, this is a very long task. ... They ask questions about the pictures, giving me the opportunity to talk about some of the history of Ballston to them. They are a huge help as I would never have the time to do all this myself,” he said.

Reynolds also said that he’s very lucky to live in Ballston, where residents are “very interested in their history.”

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