Sean Mulkerrin

The Voorheesville Planning Commission on Aug. 17 approved a scaled-back special-use permit for Northern Barrel Brewery. 

The Guilderland Town Board on Tuesday approved an amendment to Local Law 7 of 2017, which established the planned unit development for Pine Bush Senior Living at 24 New Karner Road.

ALBANY COUNTY — With a 5.18-percent increase in population since the last time residents were counted, a decade ago, no other municipality in Albany County saw a bigger jump in its population rate than New Scotland in the census count released this week.

The project’s site plan received a positive recommendation from Guilderland’s planning board at its Aug. 11 meeting.

The New Scotland zoning board is being asked to clarify a provision in the zoning that not only impacts Richard Long’s 2080 New Scotland Road project, but every property in the hamlet district subject to that section of the code. 

After approving a pre-K program at its Monday meeting, the Voorheesville School Board was presented with a reopening plan that, as of Tuesday, had been put on hold while the district waits for new guidance from the State Education Department. 

Initially proposed in April as a 5-megawatt ground-mounted solar array with an ask to chop down over 41 acres of mature forest, Seaboard Solar in May presented the New Scotland Zoning Board of Appeals with a 4.2-megawatt system while shrinking the acreage it intended to fell for the proposed site. 

Jonathan Phillips, the owner and president of his family’s hardware store, told The Enterprise he could have been up and running by the end of the year, but the issue is that the general store and Dunkin’ would be built long before a gas tank would ever get put in the ground. 

Morgan Guilderland Shopping Center LLC on June 25 sold the 15,554-square-foot Park Guilderland Shopping Center and its disputed acreage to K and K Guilderland LLC, a Niskayuna-based limited-liability company that formed a month earlier, according to Department of State filings. 

Wasting no time, on the day the Appellate Court handed down its decision, July 8, Pyramid’s lawyers fired off a letter to a judge in the second case, making him aware of the outcome and asking him to “dismiss the petition in its entirety.”


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