Sean Mulkerrin

The change came after a March 1 public hearing on the proposed local law to merge the two boards where residents as well as current members of the Altamont’s planning and zoning boards asked trustees to make the change. 

The message that said, “I have a gun,” according to Inspector J.T. Campbell of the Albany County Sheriff’s Office, was found on a Voorheesville Middle School bathroom stall door at approximately 9:50 a.m. on Thursday. 

“This is by no means … our budget,” Altamont Mayor Kerry Dineen said during a recent budget workshop. “This is a very preliminary draft.”

The new owner of 112 Maple Ave. is not yet known, but changes to Voorheesville’s zoning code may have to be made to accommodate the buyer of the former Smith’s Tavern. 

Currently, the Voorheesville Central School District is not projecting a budget deficit in 2022-23, unusual in a first-draft spending proposal. 

Bernard Radtke of B&B Containers has asked the Guilderland ZBA to approve a special-use permit that would allow him to store roll-off containers, trucks, and heavy equipment at 4304 Frederick Road. 

Development Planning Committee meetings, Guilderland Town Planner Kenneth Kovalchik explained on Feb. 16, are a first chance for various department staff to provide feedback to project developers before any formal steps are taken.

Three properties near Voorheesville Village Hall — 40, 42, and 43 South Main St. — have had, or are due to have, their current on-site building demolished to make way for a new restaurant, café, and parking lot. 

Phillips Hardware in January was looking to post four signs that would total 128 square feet in area — well above what’s allowed by town law. That request met with unanimous pushback from Guilderland’s zoning board, which led to Phillips halving its ask earlier this month, a request that found a more receptive audience. But at the Feb. 16 meeting, Phillips requested its application be shelved. 

Among the $76.4 million from the state for freight-rail infrastructure upgrades is $5 million to Norfolk Southern Railway “toward safety and service reliability enhancements, including the rehabilitation of 15 miles of track along the Voorheesville corridor, grade crossing resurfacing, the installation of welded rail, and other enhancements.”


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