Sean Mulkerrin

As open space becomes scarce, municipalities are looking to their zoning code to help stem the tide of development.

This May, voters residing in the Voorheesville Central School District will decide on a $25.4 million school budget for next year.

New Scotland with a solar developer

NEW SCOTLAND — Capitalizing on the state’s recent changes and updates to its solar incentive programs, New Scotland has entered into an agreement with a solar developer that, if fully executed, will have the town collecting a monthly check for doing little more than signing the contract — and providing the land for a solar farm.

Voorheesville Superintendent Brian Hunt

Despite concerns about a small pool of candidates, Voorheesville had 19 people apply to be the school district’s next superintendent.

 Stewart’s Shops was before the Altamont Zoning Board of Appeals

Stewart’s Shops continues to move forward in its attempt to build a new store at 1001 Altamont Blvd. Last week, the company presented to the Altamont Zoning Board of Appeals its proposal for five area variances; the board in turn set a public hearing for May 14.

On April 29, Voorheesville will be part of a national initiative to try to get kids off their phones and electronic devices, and into the real world.

The budget and board election votes for both the Voorheesville Public Library and Voorheesville Central School District are set for May 21.

The villages of Altamont and Voorheesville continue to propose and adopt budgets that keep the municipalities below the state-set levy limit.

The Voorheesville School Board has put off until next week its vote on the 2019-20 school budget.

As Voorheesville moves to codify its comprehensive plan into law, residents and business representatives voiced their concerns at a public hearing on the proposed update to the village’s zoning code.


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