Melissa Hale-Spencer

There are no idle hands as the new owners of The Spinning Room meet to discuss business.

Wednesday night, the village board deferred taking action on a moratorium that would have suspended the construction of gas stations in Voorheesville for six months.

Coyotes are in our midst . The state conservation department says, even if they have been silent in Knox this summer, they are generalists and cannot be decimated. A local farmer says, “The coyote is an opportunist.”

Stewart’s has bought the house next to its Altamont store. A year ago, the village board declined to change the zoning of that parcel from residential to commercial, nixing plans Stewart’s had for expansion.

Stewart’s Shops planned to buy Smith’s Tavern, a popular Voorheesville eatery, and put a gas station and convenience store on Maple Avenue but now, says Chuck Marshall, representing Stewart’s, the village wants to block the project with a moratorium on gas stations while it searches for a new well site.

Ross Herzog's death certificate says the manner in which he died was “natural,” according to a doctor who works for the Albany County Coroner’s Office.

Edie Abrams, an avid gardener, returned home after a week in the hospital — recovering from a tick-borne disease that can be fatal — and looked to see what flowers had bloomed in her absence. She discovered a tick crawling on her.

One neighborhood’s concern over dog feces has led the village to agree to post signs and bag dispensers in several Voorheesville locations.

A judge reached deep into one bag of fleece and then another, fingering the fibers as she marked a score sheet.

This fall, as many as seven special-needs students will be grouped in Voorheesville secondary classrooms so that they may receive help from an extra teacher while learning with their general-education classmates.

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