Melissa Hale-Spencer

Petitions are due on April 17 for candidates seeking seats on Voorheesville school and library boards. Two incumbents have announced they are running — C. James Coffin for the school board and Janna Shillinglaw for the library board.

Planning chairman Robert Price says the current Knox garage is structurally sound and can be upgraded for $62,000 while building a new garage would be costly.

Few voters cast ballots in uncontested elections in Voorheesville and Altamont.

The Voorheesville Dionysians are producing a “Mary Poppins” musical that is, as director Robert Whiteman put it “entertaining on the surface” but rife with complex relationships to explore beneath.

Dan Dymes felt helpless in the wee hours of Wednesday morning as his Agway delivery truck was stuck in the snow and he watched the Prospect Terrace fire next door getting closer. In the end, he was grateful, although his truck was damaged and his mulch pallets unsellable, that no one was hurt.

Francis Reilly believes his years as a teacher and his years mentoring teachers will help him to be a compassionate business administrator for the Voorheesville schools.

Alvin Breisch in his book released this month, “The Snake and the Salamander: Reptiles and Amphibians from Maine to Virginia,” uses a lifetime of knowledge to make creatures many consider “second-class citizens” vivid and vital — an essential part of the natural world that often go unrecognized.

Derek Toussaint, Altamont’s new barber, says of his trade, “It’s an art and a craft. It’s important. People want to look good.”

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says he doesn’t need taxpayers’ money to buy the Clarksville school; he can use asset forfeiture funds.

Cynthia Elliott doesn’t mind another month’s delay on her 2015 application to have a venue for parties on her Brownrigg Road property, saying, “ I want the board to have an opportunity to reach their best decision.”

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