A first-ever master plan for Thacher Park calls for a visitors' center, rock-climbing and bike trails as well as an expanded beach at nearby Thompson's Lake Park, all to be managed under the name of Thacher.
Less than a third of the town's registered voters went to the polls on Election Day and, of those, a large number did not cast votes for local offices. All of the incumbents were unopposed as the GOP put up no candidates.
ALBANY COUNTY — Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy has proposed a 2014 budget with the lowest tax increase in half a decade, well under the 2 percent levy cap set by the state, but his plan depends on the legislature forming a local development corporation to take over the county’s nursing home by July.
Wayne LaChappelle says he enjoys the small-town atmosphere as he works in the newly created post of commissioner of public works for New Scotland, and he doesn't fault the councilman who voted against his appointment, calling it "checks and balances."
Two friends, a hair stylist and a manicurist, are taking a recent beauty school graduate under their wing in a gender-neutral salon. First-time business owner Sarah McDonald used to work in a hair salon at the same location.