VOORHEESVILLE — Karie Jean Hammond’s memory lives on in a community clothing thrift shop, housed in the church she had attended since infancy — the First United Methodist Church of Voorheesville.

“She was taken to heaven at the age of 22,” said her mother, Pat Klose-Hammond.

“Karie Jean’s Closet so lovingly created in memory of our daughter will have a positive effect on the whole community,” Klose-Hammond wrote in an email to The Enterprise. “Karie Jean was taken to Heaven much too early but she will never be forgotten.”

Library Trustee Bryan Richmond won another five-year term on the Voorheesville Public Library Board of Trustees with 429 votes, defeating Alan Kowlowitz, who garnered 298.

On May 5, Indian Ladder Farms opened a new bar that serves local beer on 10 taps in New Scotland

Residents from Guilderland, Bethlehem, and Albany have joined Voorheesville villagers in mourning the anticipated loss of Smith’s Tavern in the heart of the village along the Vly Creek, and across from the elementary school. The iconic pizzeria may soon be sold to Stewart’s Shops.

“I’m trying to retire,” Smith’s Tavern co-owner Jon McClelland told The Enterprise. “I thought we had it sold to a group.”

The sale did not go through, he said.

One law would permit a store similar to Westerlo’s The Original Applebees, now closed, and the other would change the minimum acreage requirements for farm uses from five to seven acres.
 

Racing through the muddy trails at Thacher Park, middle-school-age boys compete in the New York Interscholastic Cycling League event on May 2.

Voters will elect a trustee and decide on the library’s $1.16 million budget on May 17 from 2 to 9 p.m. at the Voorheesville Middle School foyer.

In addition to negotiating for Smith's Tavern, Stewart's Shops is entering "normal business-to-business" discussions with the corporate owner of the Voorheesville Mobil station.

NEW SCOTLAND — Four women are running for two seats on the Voorheesville School Board this May.