VOORHEESVILLE — The village is calling, on its Facebook page, for residents to play pickleball on a new court for the up-and-coming sport installed behind Village Hall.

Susan Casler, of Voorheesville, said there is already a group of about 20 people who have played games on the new court. She and a friend, Edie Martin, at this point compose the smaller, core group of people who email all the others to try to organize games. 

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.

At 82, the longest-serving pizzamaker in the area is retiring.

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.