Sean Mulkerrin

If Congressman Paul Tonko’s bill passes, an inmate with an addiction could go from a prison recovery program to an outside program without having time in between to relapse.

A nationwide cumulative student-loan debt $1.36 trillion and a burgeoning local “middle-skill” job market has some students, their families, and educators questioning if a four-year degree is still the ticket to a better life.

Superintendent Brian Hunt presented the Voorheesville capital-project plan at a Jan. 22 forum.

The New Scotland Town Board discussed how Heldervale and Feura Bush will begin to pay back debt associated with their special-use districts.

The Voorheesville Central School District received good news from the state about Regents testing.

An interpretation by the county attorney of the three-year lease-to-purchase agreement of the Clarksville Elementary School between the Albany County Sheriff’s Office and the Bethlehem Central School District has the sheriff’s office looking to purchase the building outright as soon as possible.

NEW SCOTLAND — Firefighters helped rescue animals from a burning barn last Wednesday with the temperature well below freezing.

Altamont has a new restaurant; Village Pizza has opened on the site of the old village butcher shop.

At its reorganizational meeting on Monday, Jan.1, the New Scotland Town Board welcomed new member Daniel Leinung, who takes over for Laura Ten Eyck; named two new members to the planning board; and made a number of appointments.

New Scotland Town Clerk Diane Deschenes said that she has collected over a million dollars towards 2018 taxes, as residents prepaid part of their property tax bill in the hope of avoiding paying more under the new GOP tax law.


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