New Scotland

A former boiler attendant from Plattsburgh, John C. Egan would go on to work in high-ranking positions for both his state and local government, making strides in public service.

On Sunday Sept. 18th, the Village Animal Clinic in Voorheesville hosted a 5K race to raise money to benefit the Guilderhaven Inc. 

Town Justice Margaret Adkins has served New Scotland for over 12 years. But now, with the pressures of being an educator increasing, she has announced her resignation in November. Looking back, Adkins says she can take much away from those on both sides of the bench.

As Voorheesville Area Ambulance Service looks to close its doors on Oct. 15, the town is requesting that Albany County Sheriff’s EMS division expand its services to a 24/7 operation to cover VAAS’s former district.

Within weeks after the discovery of lead-contaminated water in its elementary school, the Voorheesville school district has done further tests as well as held a community forum on Monday night to educate parents about what the discovery means.

Village Historian Dennis Sullivan hopes to teach others about Thomas Merton during a session at the Voorheesville library, basing his talk on a treatise he wrote on the Trappist monk’s life, writing, and philosophy.

Results showed three sinks in the elementary school with levels of lead higher than the maximum limit of 15 parts per billion.

NEW SCOTLAND — A playground for older children will be built next to the visitors’ center that is currently under construction at John Boyd Thacher State Park.

Wednesday night, the village board deferred taking action on a moratorium that would have suspended the construction of gas stations in Voorheesville for six months.

A mix of town, planning, and zoning board members looked into proposed revisions for the town’s hamlet zoning law.

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