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The town board proposed an amendment to allow a procedure for making exceptions to the term-limit rules for planning and zoning board members and appointed Laura Ten Eyck to the town board.

A potato effigy of an employee was hung and allowed to remain, according to a former town employee, but officials say every letter of the law has been followed. 

The Albany County Department of Public Works found large trees and brush close to the border of the rail trail in Slingerlands, but determined that the debris was on private property.

The state’s Urban Development Corporation, called Empire State Development, last month denied Henner’s Freedom of Information request for public records from the Broadband Program Office.

One seventh-grader, Gabrielle Dowd, is a finalist in a national essay contest for her work eliminating Styrofoam from school cafeterias. 

“We created another position so he could stay. Otherwise, he would have been out of a job,” New Scotland Supervisor Doug LaGrange said of a change of posts for a town employee.

NEW SCOTLAND — Wilkins Hiram “Sam” MacMillen was an important part of two institutions in town — he was the long-time manager of Thacher Park and, with his brother, he built Tastee Treat Ice Cream.

“Voorheesville is dependent on the tax levy for the majority of its revenue,” said Superintendent Brian Hunt at a school board meeting last week. 

An emergency $10,000 repair to the Voorheesville pool done over the December vacation was not part of the $75,000, voter-approved project, according to a school administrator.

The Voorheesville Rod and Gun Club is raising funds with a breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 24, to send seven kids to Camp Colby, which serves kids ages 11 to 13, near Saranac Lake, and other camps.

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