Sean Mulkerrin

NEW SCOTLAND — The lack of public infrastructure in New Scotland has helped maintain a rural charm many residents value, a characteristic long lost in the neighboring suburban towns of Guilderland and Bethlehem.

A request for an interpretation as to what the proposed Stewart’s project on Altamont Boulevard should be designated as — a convenience store or a gasoline service station — was left unanswered by the Altamont Zoning Board at its monthly meeting due to an out-of-left-field request made by Stewart’s.  

The Voorheesville Teachers’ Association, looking for a better way to communicate with the school board, has backed a candidate that it feels will help it in that pursuit.

On May 21, two Voorheesville residents will vie for one seat on the library’s board of trustees, as incumbent Lance Moore is challenged by Belinda Heckler.

Albany County is in the early stages of deciding what to do with the old railroad bridge that runs over New Scotland Road in Slingerlands.

In Voorheesville, tax increases and a three-way race for one school-board seat are on the ballot come May 21.

VOORHEESVILLE — The second public hearing on the proposed updates to Voorheesville’s zoning code, again, brought out representatives from Stewart’s, who offered a preview of what the company was prepared to do if changes to the zoning code were approved.

At the April 9 public hearing, Voorheesville Avenue residents whose land abuts 11 Drywall Lane voiced their concern that the potential rezone of the parcel would, in their view, have an adverse effect on all adjacent properties.

To keep costs down, the way the Voorheesville Central School District pays for prescription drugs will have to change or there could be bigger problems in the future.

ALTAMONT — A small group of Altamont residents is suing the village’s board of trustees as well as Stewart’s Shops, seeking to overturn a zoning change approved by the village board, in a split vote, las

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