Jo E. Prout

“We created another position so he could stay. Otherwise, he would have been out of a job,” New Scotland Supervisor Doug LaGrange said of a change of posts for a town employee.

NEW SCOTLAND — In 2007, bats started dying due to white-nose syndrome — a disease first verified at Hailes Cave in Thacher Park.

“Voorheesville is dependent on the tax levy for the majority of its revenue,” said Superintendent Brian Hunt at a school board meeting last week. 

An emergency $10,000 repair to the Voorheesville pool done over the December vacation was not part of the $75,000, voter-approved project, according to a school administrator.

The Voorheesville Rod and Gun Club is raising funds with a breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 24, to send seven kids to Camp Colby, which serves kids ages 11 to 13, near Saranac Lake, and other camps.

“Everything we make is exactly the same,” Brian Farley, a new co-owner of Emma Cleary's Cafe, said about the shop's menu, which kept the same food choices and added new specials. 

Local residents Joshua Spratt and Martin Zaloga — both former police officers — were sentenced on Jan. 7 in Albany County Supreme Court for separate cases of inappropriate contact with a minor.

A standing-room-only crowd attended an Albany County Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail information session Tuesday at the Cornell Cooperative Extension office in Voorheesville and learned that the entire rail trail would be paved and open in 2017.
 

“To reach 100,000 feet with our balloon is our ultimate goal,” said former high school senior Alexandra Cunningham last March when Project Icarus was just getting underway.

NEW SCOTLAND — Neighbors came out in force Tuesday to protest, or support, an event venue proposed by former planning board member Cynthia Elliott for her property in Feura Bush.

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