Sean Mulkerrin

A group from Altamont has, for years, been making quilts that have helped raise money, spirits, and awareness.   

With plans to travel, ski, read — and not having to decide if the Voorheesville Public Library will be open in a snowstorm — Gail Sacco, director of the Voorheesville Public Library, is looking forward to retirement.

The New Scotland Historical Association will soon begin working on a way to preserve the town’s past.

Andy Spence, who founded and has led Old Songs Inc. for the past 40 years, has taken a step back and handed control of her not-for-profit to Joy Bennett, a former director of contracts for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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.


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