Sean Mulkerrin

 After four decades of “preaching the gospel of school-boardsmanship,” Timothy Kremer, the former executive director of the New York State School Boards Association, decided it was time to get in the trenches.

Classes resumed on Wednesday after temporary heat and hot water had been set up.

Stewart’s Shops

Stewart’s announced in September 2019 it was suing Voorheesville, claiming the village was targeting the company to keep it from building a new shop in the village. The village, in its first response to the lawsuit, asked that the suit be tossed. 

ew Scotland has nine different water districts

Customers in New Scotland’s Northeast Water District will eventually have to pay for the water they are receiving from Voorheesville. But it has yet to be determined how that will happen. 

Obstructions to Stewart’s Shops building a new shop at its Altamont location continue to fall by the wayside, as the company receives once-already approved rezone requests and, more recently, the lawsuit that had brought the project to a halt was dropped. 

Monthly Veterans’ Get-together at the Home Front Café in Altamont last Thursday, Jan. 9.

After two students alerted Voorheesville school administrators on Monday to a threatening message they had found written on a bathroom mirror at the middle and high school campus, the Albany County Sheriff’s Office was called and bomb-sniffing dogs were brought in.

Depending on the source, some New Scotland water customers can pay as much as $26 per 1,000 gallons of water while others pay as little as $4.50. Recently, because their own service had to be shut down, the 127 customers in the Northeast Water District have been paying close to double what they normally pay for water.

Zachary Barrantes

Zachary Barrantes, who is now 25, has been struggling for years with both physical and mental health problems. 

At 19, he developed Lyme disease.

 Daniela Filmer, the mother of Zachary Barrantes, the 25-year-old mentally-ill man who survived an attempted suicide at Thacher Park on New Year’s Eve, said no single person or institution is at fault for what happened on Dec.31; there had been breakdowns at every turn that night. 

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