New Scotland

In spite of its tax cap and a sparse increase in state aid, the Voorheesville School District will likely not see cuts in its upcoming budget. A meeting on Jan. 30 will discuss the preliminary budget, which includes increases to staff expenses and a high-priced capital project.

A commission charged with mapping Voorheesville’s future has surveyed business owners and will hold a session to hear their ideas on Feb. 16. Another session is scheduled for Jan. 26 to hear from cultural groups.

The Voorheesville Elementary School’s talent show will reveal a design for a new playground. The current one is now past its “lifespan,” organizers say, and is in disrepair

NEW SCOTLAND — Christopher White will present a program on the devastating impact of World War I on the Capital District’s German-American community.

He’ll speak at the New Scotland Historical Association by meeting on on Sunday, Feb. 5, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center, off of Route 85 in New Salem.

The town of Bethlehem and the village of Voorheesville have considered, if not already implemented, water-rate increases.

Professional actress Kerry Conte stopped by Clayton A. Bouton High School last Saturday, Jan 14, to talk to the cast of "Mary Poppins" during the day long workshop.

It might have been a slow start, down 12 to 5 after the first quarter, for the Voorheesville Blackbirds girls’ basketball team last Friday evening, Jan. 13, at Ichabod Crane but the Birds fought back to win, 49 to 39. Olivia Barringer led the Birds with 17 points.

A flood of donations have gone to a GoFundMe page to help pay for the medical bills of Robert Zautner, owner of Toll Gate Ice Cream in the Slingerlands. Zautner has been in the hospital for over a week.

On point all season, the Voorheesville boys’ volleyball team has a 9-0 record and haven’t lost a set yet. Last Thursday evening, the Blackbirds took on Taconic Hills at home.

Robert Johnson, an attorney and former zoning board chairman, was appointed as the New Scotland Town justice last Wednesday.


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