Sean Mulkerrin

The village of Voorheesville’s budget for next year is down but residents will see an increase in their water bills.

The Altamont Planning Board on Monday extended the public hearing on Stewart’s Shops special-use permit application and site-plan approval for its proposed Altamont Boulevard project.

After the Stewart’s project generated interest among village residents in municipal government, Altamont’s long-time zoning board chairman was not reappointed to another five-year term. 

The State Education Department recently identified 582 schools, just 13 percent of schools statewide, as “high achieving” and “high progress” — two local schools made the cut.

The Voorheesville School Board approved a $26 million spending plan for the 2020-21 school year, which comes with a 3.14-percent levy increase — if voters approve it. 

The American Red Cross of Eastern New York is asking for healthy volunteers.

The county’s new five-volume strategic economic-development report is “designed to enhance quality of life and accelerate economic growth throughout Albany County.”

Albany County is “at a disadvantage for attracting private investment, business,” according to a county-funded report, which also makes strategic development recommendations to help the county with future job growth.

NEW SCOTLAND — The coronavirus crisis has started to take its toll on residents’ mental health, as police were able to talk a 64-year-old New Scotland woman off of a ledge at Thacher Park on Tuesday.

Is a year-long COVID-caused depression with an unemployment rate not seen since 1940, the year before the United States entered World War II, within the realm of possibility?


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