New Scotland

NEW SCOTLAND — “Riot in Greenbush — the Anti-Rent War Renewed” is the name of the program that Jill Knapp will present at the New Scotland Historical Association meeting on Sunday, March 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center, off of Route 85 in New Salem.

The new executive director of the Tech Valley Center of Gravity feels she has come full circle, using her years of experience to let innovation proceed.

VOORHEESVILLE —  George Ward, a self-employed contractor who liked to hunt and fish, died at his Voorheesville home on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, after a long illness. He was 87.

He was the son of the late Lewis and Hattie (née Robbins) Ward. He was self- employed for over 30 years in the siding and window business.

A Voorheesville mother raised concerns that  90 percent of Voorheesville sixth-graders have averages of 85 or higher and yet, on standardized tests, only 20 to 30 percent score in the top.

The director of transportation and facilities for the Voorheesville district told the school board about safety and health problems with the bus garage and outlined a proposal to build a new one.

VOORHEESVILLE — The Voorheesville Community Preschool is hosting an open house on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The preschool has open enrollment programs for our 3-year-olds and for 4-year-olds.  

At a packed hearing Tuesday, twice as many New Scotland residents spoke in favor of Cynthia Elliott’s plan for a party venue as spoke against. 

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple has a vision of bringing support services closer to the rural Hilltowns, housing them in the former Clarksville Elementary School at the base of the Helderbergs. 

Please spread the word to seniors in the town of New Scotland 62 and older. We do have such a wonderful time on all the trips with friendship and laughter.

Voorheesville Elementary students took to the stage to show off their talents on Friday, Jan 27 at the High School.

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