Sean Mulkerrin

Daniel McCoy’s 2019 proposed budget for Albany County is up $21 million from last year, but stays under the state-set levy limit and doesn’t increase taxes.

New Scotland’s tentative 2018 budget is up a bit over 2017. Most residents will see a small increase in their taxes.

The first-ever Rocktoberfest will take place on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 5 to 9 p.m, at the Voorheesville Rod and Gun Club. Sales from tickets will benefit the Voorheesville Friends of Music.

A trade organization that represents the multi-billion dollar Scotch Whisky industry has told a local company, which has yet to sell an ounce of liquor, that it needs to change its name and the names of products it plans to sell. 

Librarians from halfway around the world have come to the Capital Region to learn from their American counterparts.

Less than half of third- through eighth-grade students statewide passed the annual math and English tests administered by the state. In Voorheesville, that number was closer to 75 percent, the highest proficiency rate in the Capital Region; the district also had one of the largest percentages of students not taking the required tests.

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.

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