Jo E. Prout

The new building will incorporate features like a vegetative roof and the use of gray water systems.

New Scotland resident and Watervliet police officer Joshua Spratt, 35, pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree criminal sexual act, a felony, last week, in satisfaction of charges last July of several criminal sexual acts, and a charge of official misconduct, according to a statement from the Albany County District Attorney’s office.

Five candidates are running to fill three seats on the New Scotland Town Council, but several positions — including that of supervisor — remain unopposed for the Nov. 3 election.

Laura Schmitz, who made headlines when supporters complained of her termination as associate principal in Ballston Spa, beat out 11 other applicants for Voorheesville's top spot.

A new pizza restaurant, run by the owners of Paul's Pizza in West Coxsackie and Pomodoro's in Catskill, may open next to the Stewart's Shop in Feura Bush.

The middle-school faculty re-examined and revised its approach to math and the Common Core after state assessment scores years ago came in low, according to Voorheesville Curriculum Director Karen Conroy. This year, about a third of students in most grades tested received scores at the highest level.

The search for a new vehicle can either lead to family bonding or family trauma.

Superintendent Brian Hunt said that 61 percent of the project's funding may be reimbursed; the final cost to the district is estimated at $28,000.

The district will supply residents with Bethlehem water, but some remain on wells by choice, while a small number have design issues still to be resolved.

Alana Fiero, crude oil trains, Voorheesville

A local resident and college student tells the story of increased train traffic — and potential danger from crude oil trains — in her hometown in a video she produced with Environmental Advocates.


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