LANSINGBURGH — Voorheesville made Schalmont look unworthy of its number-one state ranking with a heroic upset in the Class B soccer semifinals on Wednesday night.

The Blackbirds held strong and played smart as the Sabres failed to finish any of its scoring chances. Every time Schalmont threatened to score, Voorheesville goalkeeper Jordan Pettograsso was there as a reactive diffuser.

A goal by Julia Voss in the 39th minute, off of a well-placed assist by Talia Crisafulli, was enough offense for Voorheesville to advance to the finals.

Opinion

Planning boards are a good and necessary part of town government. But they must work efficiently if they are to be effective and fair to the citizens they are meant to serve.

Guilderland

The sale of the Nosh deli, facing Route 20 in front of Crossgates Mall, and purchased by Crossgates' parent company, has caused widespread speculation about the mall's plans.

New Scotland

A neighbor's appeal of a previously-issued building permit for a box container falls short but inspires the town to investigate new zoning codes.

Sports

VOORHEESVILLE — “One game at a time” may be a cliché in football, but sometimes that motto really does work.

Hilltowns

The public response has been mixed in the wake of Berne's purchase of 358 acres of land, with the hope to generate revenue and jobs from it as a destination. Despite some backlash and petitions, the town's supervisor has touted the decision as one most residents are excited about.

Regional

Local school administrators weigh in on proposition No. 3 on the Nov. 4 ballot, which asks voters whether the state should use a large bond to invest in new technology used in school districts.