Sean Mulkerrin

Altamont Reservoir

The Altamont Reservoir may shortly have a new purpose if a proposed solar farm for the village-owned land in Knox gets the green light from the Altamont Board of Trustees. The timing couldn’t be better, as this week the 120-year-old dam was identified as among the worst in the country. 

As extreme-weather events increase in number and strength, some New Scotland National Grid customers are left asking: How will my power be protected?

Voorheesville School Board member Michael Canfora resigned at the end of October; there’s now a push to make the replacement process a public one.

William Hennessy

NEW SCOTLAND — The victory was tighter than in years’ past, but Democrats William Hennessy and Bridgit Burke maintained the party’s decades-long unbeaten streak in town-board elections on Tuesday. 

The Mountainview Evangelical Free Church in Voorheesville began as a Bible-study group 40 years ago. Thirty years ago, the study group got its own church, and, in September, amid dwindling membership, the church shut down. 

The budget crisis that embroiled the Voorheesville Central School District last year appears at the moment to be solved, after the district increased its monthly prescription-drug premiums.

Contemporary Christian artist Dave Pettigrew will be at at Saint Matthew’s Church on Nov. 10, for a concert to benefit local addiction and recovery agencies.

Democrats Victoria Plotsky and William Reinhardt, representing parts of New Scotland and Bethlehem in the Albany County Legislature, are unopposed in this fall’s general election. 

In back-and-forth court filings over the disclosure of an investigation in player bullying allegations, Robert Baron, who claims he was fraudulently induced to resign as head coach of the Voorheesville varsity girls’ basketball team, says the investigation includes information that would help his case; the Voorheesville Central School District claims that state and federal law allow the results of the investigation to remain confidential.

Two Democrats and two Republicans square off for two seats on the New Scotland Town Board on Nov. 5.

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