Sean Mulkerrin

For the second time in just 10 months, the Voorheesville girls’ varsity basketball team is without a head coach, after Andrew Karins stepped down. Last November, Karins was named as Robert Baron’s replacement who also had resigned. Baron is now suing the district for his job back.

In order to receive more matching funds, Albany County’s municipalities have decided to wait until next year to re-submit their shared-services plan to the state.

VOORHEESVILLE — After months of discussion, two public forums, and an online survey of parents, students, and community members of the Voorheesville Central School District, Superintendent Brian Hunt at September’s school board meeting recommended, and the board approved, by a vote of 6 to 1, a school resource officer for the 2018-19 s

NEW SCOTLAND — The New Scotland Democratic Committee will have three new members, while the top vote-getter in the most recent town board election lost his seat, according to unofficial primary results from the Albany Board of Election.

ALTAMONT — On Sept. 5, Robert Rabbin, a Main Street resident, complained to the village board about gaps in the pavement on his street — the state’s Route 146 — at the railroad crossing next to library.

NEW SCOTLAND — A process that began over a decade ago, paused, and recommenced in May 2017, came to a quiet conclusion on Wednesday night as the town board unanimously approved an update to New Scotland’s comprehensive plan.

New Scotland first adopted a comprehensive plan in 1960 and updated it 35 years later in 1995.

VOORHEESVILLE — Encore! Books, at the Voorheesville Public Library, is the brainchild Sherry Burgoon, but it’s her sister, Patty Miller, who has made it a success.

Two Clarksville residents were arrested at a State Police occupant-safety checkpoint, after the 3-year-old girl who was riding in the back of the car handed a trooper a pouch containing marijuana and related paraphernalia.

The Guilderland Chamber of Commerce reached out recently to businesses in Altamont in an effort to form a village business committee. Michelle Viola-Straight, the chamber’s president, said the chamber is also looking to expand into Voorheesville and the Hilltowns.

The anti-incumbent mood that has been tossing out 10-term Congressmen, has come to New Scotland and its Democratic committee.


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