New Scotland

On Tuesday afternoon at Town n' Country lanes in Guilderland, Voorheesville had a virtual match against Cobleskill-Richaondville, both teams bowl in their home lanes and send in scores due to the pandemic. The Blackbirds won 17.5 to 14.5.

The Voorheesville Central School District is still waiting on about $167,000 in state aid that was withheld due to the pandemic.  

The decision to go remote was made after a teacher at Clayton A. Bouton High School in New Scotland tested positive for COVID-19 and contact-tracing revealed that a number of teachers would have to quarantine after coming into contact with their colleague.

The Voorheesville Central School District on Monday evening notified parents of six new COVID-19 cases that it learned of over the Christmas break.

SLINGERLANDS — Robert A. Cook died peacefully and with his wife, Susan Y. Cook, at his side, on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, at Albany Medical Center from complications of COVID-19. He was 94.

Acting Justice James Ferreira in his Nov. 30 decision stated that the village of Voorheesville’s zoning code was “reasonably related to legitimate government interests,” and that Stewart’s Shops had, in its court filings, “failed to establish that the Zoning Code is arbitrary, capricious, unconstitutional or unlawful.”

SLINGERLANDS — Luella Edna (née Ogden) Ellis — wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother — “passed unexpectedly into eternity,” her family wrote, at Albany Medical Center, on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. She was 90.

VOORHEESVILLE — About a dozen students at Clayton A. Bouton High School are using a room at the school to “shop” — without cost — for food procured through donations from Hannaford Supermarkets.

The day after she accepted the Democrats’ backing for town clerk in 1999, Diane Deschenes went into the office and told the deputy clerk, a Republican, and a friend of hers, that she planned to run against her. 

Edie Abrams New Scotland


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