New Scotland

Stewart’s Shops has exercised its option to buy Smith’s Tavern although the special-use permit that would allow for gas pumps has not been decided upon.

VOORHEESVILLE — The school district here is offering its students what it calls a new pathway to graduation: career and technical education, known as CTE.

Years ago, John Boyd Thacher State Park had been rumored of closing. A new visitors’ center is equipped with exhibits and activities for children in a modern building at the edge of the Helderberg escarpment.

The New Scotland Planning Board granted Cynthia Elliott a special-use permit to have 15 events per season on Brownrigg Road. The board also heard plans for a residential subdivision and for a retail center.

In the Village of Voorheesville held a village wide spring clean and green day to help beautify their village on Saturday April 29. There will be another one on May 6 at New Scotland Town Hall from 9am to noon.

The Voorheesville Blackbirds had a tough time against the Lansingburgh Knights on Monday afternoon at Lansingburgh High School in a Colonial Council matchup. The Blackbirds are 1-3 on the year after losing, 6 to 0, on Monday, April 26.

On May 16, school district voters will decided on a $1,171,500 Voorheesville Public Library budget for next year. The spending plan, after two years of no increase, is up slightly but still under the state’s tax levy limit.

On a cold and rainy Tuesday afternoon, the Voorheesville boys’ and girls’ varsity outdoor track teams battled the Albany Academies, Watervliet, and Cobleskill-Richmondville at home. 

CLARKSVILLE — Join the Clarksville Historical Society on Wednesday evening, May 3, at 7 p.m. at the Clarksville Community Church on Delaware Turnpike for an interesting presentation on New York license plate and vehicle registration history.

The village board adopted a $2.3 million budget, which will keep tax rates flat, and also expressed interest in working to get a green grant.

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