Lisa Nicole Viers

A proposal to put a kennel in the Residential Agricultural district in New Scotland has neighbors concerned about smells, noises, and increased traffic near their homes. But the owner believes she can answer those concerns.

A special-use permit that has been in front of the New Scotland Planning Board since September of 2012 was finally approved at this month's meeting.

Following the January vandalism in Voorheesville, the middle and high schools have been without a sign. Last week, a new sign with a slightly different design appeared out front of the school building.

VOORHEESVILLE — Shortly after 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, a small crowd heard the news that every proposition up for vote had passed.

The group, mostly made up of school board members, clapped and nodded as each proposal was read along with the voting numbers.

NEW SCOTLAND — Last Thursday afternoon, two young men climbed onto a rock ledge on the Indian Ladder Trail, and, according to police, spray-painted graffiti on the aged structure.

Voorheesville resident Terry Fox, a Vietnam veteran, was recognized with the Rev. Francis A. Kelley Hometown Hero Award this week. "I just tried to do what I was trained to do as well as I could," said Fox.

For one weekend this June, New Scotland will host the first New York Capital District Renaissance Festival.

The Voorheesville School Board has two incumbents running for their second terms on May 20. District residents will also vote on the incumbents, as well as the district budget and library budget.

Residents are paying high costs to live among the natural beauty of Albany County, as housing costs across the state have increased heavily over the last decade.

NEW SCOTLAND — Last week, Diane R. Deschenes was honored by the New York State Town Clerks Association for renewing her status as a Registered Municipal Clerk.


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