Sean Mulkerrin

Asked if she felt robbed of her high school experience, because of the pandemic, Voorheesville’s valedictorian, Francesca Coppola, said, “It’s definitely been different.”

Asked why he wants to be a rocket scientist when he grows up, Voorheesville’s salutatorian, Brendan Mahoney, said, “I’ve always been fascinated with space, and the idea of going to space because it’s such a tough thing.”

Borrego Solar Systems is seeking to install an 8.84-megawatt solar array on about 87 acres of land owned by JL Development that straddles both Guilderland and New Scotland. 

Tyler Fronte, speaking for Stewart’s Shops, told the New Scotland zoning board the granting of a variance and subsequent expansion of the company’s Delaware Turnpike store in Clarksville would “allow us to improve the interior. Our food-to-go program is growing and … the need for additional space is necessary.”

Robert Conway said he’s got “absolutely no qualms” about Richard Straut taking over for him as Voorheesville’s mayor, adding that Straut has shown himself to be a very capable and talented board member. Conway said he’s sure Straut will do an “exceptional job” as mayor.

“So I’m here telling you to get out there and live,” Graduate Madilyn Delisle told Voorheesville’s remaining students. “Because our time was cut short, and now that time has come to an end.”

“The smaller setting really helps drive a different level of relationship-building and academics,” said Richard Shea, the new principal of Clayton A. Bouton High School, of the Voorheesville School District. 

Stewart’s Shops’ appeal of the November 2020 decision that favored the village of Voorheesville, filed in mid-January, will soon be tossed unless the company files its brief with the court.

Come November’s general election in New Scotland, Republican Erik Grissell’s name will appear on the Conservative line for supervisor after beating current Democratic Supervisor Douglas LaGrange in the party’s primary on Tuesday. In the Conservative primary for town board, Republicans Charissa Mayer and Peter Drao topped their Democratic opponents, Adam Greenberg and Dan Leinung.

During the June 22 meeting, New Scotland Zoning Board Chairman Jeffrey Baker’s first observation of the 72-unit apartment proposal for 2080 New Scotland Road was that it was a “bit of a problematic application.”


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