New Scotland

VOORHEESVILLE — Hardworking and strong, Marie R. Russell was also creative. She worked for a quarter of a century as a laboratory technician in bacteriology for the state’s Department of Health and was also highly skilled at a wide variety of crafts.

She died on Saturday, July 19, 2014. She was 91.

After years of starts and stops, New Scotland is going to set a bid date for the New Salem Water District this coming week.

Teacher David Lawrence emphasized the need to be a good person in a world that judges people based on tests, evaluations, and applications.

VOORHEESVILLE — Julia Suozzo, the class valedictorian, shared wisdom from her experiences at Voorheesville in the speech she gave to her classmates and their friends and families at the June 27 commencement ceremony.

Utility companies have been given the chance to resubmit plans for the "energy superhighway" project, aimed at bringing power from the North to New York City, so they stay within the existing right-of-way.

Burhan Ozmat has made a device that will travel to Mars in 2016. The mechanical engineer, originally from Istanbul. works from a lab in his basement in New Scotland.

After 21 years of working for New Scotland, Carol Cootware is retiring.

VOORHEESVILLE — The decorations adorning Terri Ann Biel’s home showed the energy and care she had throughout her life.

One kennel was approved on Price Lane with conditions while a second, on Unionville-Feura Bush Road, had the public hearing left open.

A proposal to put a kennel in the Residential Agricultural district in New Scotland has neighbors concerned about smells, noises, and increased traffic near their homes. But the owner believes she can answer those concerns.

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