Sean Mulkerrin

ALTAMONT — Joseph Vinette has a lot of the “heroes” to thank.

“How can I live to my fullest, if I’m not appreciative of the people around me?” he asks.

He writes to his wife, Jennifer, “I could not have been on this journey without you,” in his book, “Hero Status: Living Every Day Bolder than Ever.”

At its monthly meeting, the New Scotland Town Board approved a budget for next year, and set a public hearing date for a proposed law to amend the town’s existing dog-control law.

On Thursday, Albany County District Attorney David Soares announced that his office will decline to prosecute cases of simple marijuana possession.

Enterprise Consulting Services is once again looking to install a cell tower in Altamont. In 2013, the company had the same proposal for the same for the same site, on Agawam Lane.

ALTAMONT — Stewart’s Shops is again proposing an expansion that would require a zoning change, a measure that the village board rejected in a split vote three years ago.

In the face of lawsuits and money problems, Monolith Solar, and its new chief executive officer, are optimistic that they can get the company back on track by 2019.

This week, Daniel McCoy, the Albany County executive, signed into law an extension of the mortgage-recording tax.

VOORHEESVILLE — An upgrade to all of the lighting in village-owned buildings will save Voorheesville, after an initial pay-back period of a little over two years, about $8,000 annually.

The village of Voorheesville sent a letter to residents recently with new recycling guidelines. China announced last year that it would no longer take in the world’s recyclables, sending the price of disposal through the roof.

An update to Albany County’s Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan seeks to protect farmers, their land, and the crops and livestock they produce.


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