The Knox Town Board will be voting to submit an application for the Clean Energy Communities grant, which the town has been in process of applying for since completing four energy-saving “action items” last summer.

Guilderland

ALTAMONT — The Altamont Free Library is planning a gala, set for Feb. 10, which will honor two women who have contributed a lot to life in the village.

New Scotland

On Feb. 12, the Voorheesville Board of Education was presented with the district’s first draft of next year’s budget for $24,759,000.

Regional

Kathy Meany

Kathy Meany, an Altamont resident, will be honored for her dedication and support of conservation efforts in the Capital Region at an upcoming Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy awards dinner.

Hilltowns

Switzkill Farm’s dark skies and vast landscape make it a promising spot to build an observatory, although the group Helderberg Earth and Sky Observatory is waiting to obtain not-for-profit status before building in the Hilltowns.

Sports

The Guilderland gymnastics team — with 10 girls, three of them in middle school — showed grace, flexibility, and smiles to the judges in efforts to win a sectional title on Wednesday at Shaker High School in Latham.

Letters to the Editor

The month of January was another busy time for the Helderberg Ambulance Squad. On Jan. 20, the squad hosted an American Red Cross Blood Drive, headed up by Cynthia Johnson.

Judy Kimes, publicist, New Scotland Historical Association

Edie Abrams, New Scotland

Janet L. Betlejeski , Mary Betlejeski , Owners, French’s Hollow Fairways, Guilderland Center

Susan D. Kidder, Senior Outreach Liaison, Town of New Scotland

Pat Lightbody , Knox