The library board has proposed a $1.15 million budget that includes increasing and enriching services, and keeping costs under control, according to library Director Gail Alter Sacco.

The New Scotland Democratic Party committee is backing a member of the Independence Party, Douglas LaGrange. Republicans also plan to put up a candidate for the supervisor's race this fall.

A Dutchess County class headed to Howe Caverns to learn about an important aspect of physical science: rock. The group detoured through New Scotland to visit the Indian Ladder Trail at Thacher Park and found several geocaching stashes along the way. 

Three candidates — Doreen Saia, Adam Shelmerdine, and Michael Canfora — are running for two seats on Voorheesville's school board. The candidate with the most votes will serve four years, filling the seat left by retiring Gary Hubert. The candidate who comes in second will serve a three-year term.

Questions of jurisdiction between the towns of Bethlehem and New Scotland for properties along Krumkill Road hinder development.

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