VOORHEESVILLE — The school board here appointed local parent Doreen Saia to the board on Monday to fill the spot vacated by Kristine Gravino in September.

Also, the board heard a presentation by Voorheesville Elementary School Principal Thomas Reardon about the VES spirit program for students.

New school board member

Saia told the board that she is an Albany attorney with two children in Voorheesville schools. Her husband is an engineer, she said.

“We built our house on the mountain in 2000,” Saia said.

In the Christmas classic, It’s A Wonderful Life, performed by the Classic Theater Guild on Dec. 20, George Bailey's angel, Clarence, saves him from jumping off a bridge by showing him what his town would be like if he hadn’t lived. 

Voorheesville Middle School will put on Wonderland, this weekend at the performing arts center.

NEW SCOTLAND — The zoning board of appeals on Tuesday unanimously granted a temporary use variance for the construction of just a foundation of a building on land that has not yet received approval from Albany County Department of Health, effectively closing a public hearing held open for two months.

Local performers will take the stage next week to bring to life the events of the anti-rent struggle that took place in our region nearly 175 years ago.

Three weeks after their arrest, the Stannard sisters are concerned about the welfare of the 45 cats that lived with them in their camper. The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society euthanized 30 of them and put the others up for adoption.