The village board adopted a $2.3 million budget, which will keep tax rates flat, and also expressed interest in working to get a green grant.
ALTAMONT — Elizabeth Scott grew up along the Bozenkill in a post-and-beam solar house on land her parents named Sumac Ridge for the clumps of sumac that dotted the landscape.
A long-time board member, C. James Coffin, and a newcomer, Robert Samson, are guaranteed seats on the Voorheesville School Board as no one else is in the running.
When the state budget was finalized, a week after deadline, the Voorheesville schools came out $55,000 ahead of what the governor had proposed in aid, allowing the addition of two part-time teachers.
A lawyer representing the owners said, “Smitty’s is going to close. Period. What is going in there...will not drastically affect village lives.”
Peter Blackman, owner of Altamont’s fine-dining restaurant, has made the fare and prices more accessible since it bought it in June. The eatery now has a new name as well.
Three of the many conditions the planning board wants to require for Cynthia Elliott to get a special-use permit to run a party business on her property don’t sit well with her.
Voorheesville teacher Tim Mattison says, in the months his second-graders spend watching trout grow, they learn to appreciate wildlife and commitment to a project
Altamont’s $2 million budget includes 2-percent raises for village workers with longevity bonuses — all with the same tax rate of $2.73 per $1,000 of assessed valuation.
Based on aid in the governor’s budget proposal, Voorheesville plans to add two new teaching positions. The school board delayed finalizing its $24 million budget, though, as it waits for an overdue state budget.
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