Sean Mulkerrin

Voorheesville Superintendent Frank Macri noted not everything on the previous five-year condition survey got done. “I know we looked at two five-year [surveys] previously,” he said, “and there were still things that were on those five-year plans that weren’t accomplished … So just because they’re on a five-year plan doesn’t mean they have to get finished.”

Mayor Kerry Dineen noted that the Altamont Zoning Board of Appeals rarely meets, its last meeting — prior to the one on Jan. 11 — having been in September 2020; it met six times that year. The zoning board met twice in 2019. 

Recent testing showed the nitrate level in the Clarksville Water District supply had dropped from 11.3 milligrams per liter in late November to about 5.4 milligrams per liter on Dec. 30.

“We’re certainly not going to miss a beat here, by doing what we did,” Supervisor Douglas LaGrange said of naming new planning and zoning board chairs. “And that was another important thing: To keep the consistency through projects and through different things that were before each of the boards.”

Jamie Mazuryk estimates that about 90 percent of offers on homes she sold during the pandemic came in over the asking price.

It was just one of four local sales made by Chicago-based Ventas, a real-estate investment trust, to Peregrine Senior Living of Syracuse, according to paperwork filed with the Albany County Clerk’s Office. 

Voorheesville Mayor Rich Straut said on Dec. 21 the Quiet Zone and CSX-Norfolk Southern deal are “kind of attached at this point.” 

Voorheesville trustees said marijuana had been the most contentious issue in the village since the failed proposal to build 40 apartments at St. Matthew’s Church five years ago.

Primark, a discount retailer that recently crossed the pond, signed a lease for around half, 45,992 square feet, of the old Lord & Taylor space, according to court filings.

The JJ Cillis Group is looking to build a 10-home development on 18.5 acres of land near the intersection of Crow Ridge Road and Route 85A.


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