New Scotland

During the New Scotland Town Board’s Feb. 14 meeting, Councilman Dan Leinung said Governor Kathy Hochul in last year’s budget tried to mandate that all upstate municipalities increase their housing stock by 1 percent over a five-year period. 

VOORHEESVILLE — A malfunctioning fire alarm “set off a series of events” at Voorheesville’s middle and high school campus on Tuesday morning, according to a notice the district emailed to parents.

For the third year in a row, Vooreesville is not projecting a budget shortfall, which comes after the district started the three prior budget seasons $100,000, $200,000, and $542,000 in the red. 

VOORHEESVILLE — One top-prize winning ticket was sold for the Jan. 29 Take 5 Midday drawing, the New York Lottery announced on Tuesday.

The ticket was sold at the Hannaford Supermarket at 5 Maple Road.

The town’s zoning board of appeals in December approved two variances for the proposed multi-family residential development at 2080 New Scotland Road, granting relief from all on-street parking required on both sides of the street and from a requirement for bike lanes. 

Judy Kimes, Publicist New Scotland Historical Association

Blair Joseph Sala

CLARKSVILLE — Blair Joseph Sala “went to be with God” on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024, his family wrote in a tribute. He was 47.
He was born on Jan. 17, 1976 in Albany to Joseph and Diane Sala of Clarksville.

Jacob Timothy Albright

NEW SCOTLAND — Jacob Timothy Albright was a seeker.

A gifted artist, an animal lover, and a musician, he loved to read and learn new things.

He died on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024 — “entering heaven to be with his grandmothers,” his parents wrote in a tribute. He was 39.

ALBANY COUNTY — Friends of Five Rivers has received $27,638 from the state to increase marketing and outreach throughout the greater Capital Region.

The award is “to ultimately drive up community engagement, membership, and volunteerism,” according to a Jan. 5 release from the governor’s office.

Geoffrey Stein, Clarksville

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