New Scotland

The village office in Voorheesville can now distribute parking permits for people with disabilities to village residents, according to Clerk-Treasurer Linda Pasquali.

The family of Brian Lainhart, owner of Awesome Automotive for 20 years, is asking for help as Lainhart's business and home face foreclosure after he cared for his ailing wife, Miriam Fiato, for three years.

The school board held a public hearing about using up to $20,000 to replace a failed water heater in the elementary school. “It’s a critical need,” said school Superintendent Brian Hunt. 

Karen Conroy, the director of curriculum at Voorheesville, hopes the recent reforms will help teachers feel more supported.

VOORHEESVILLE — A small percentage of Voorheesville residents turned out on Wednesday to vote on the question of whether to raise the Length of Service Award Program funds credited each year to qualifying volunteer firefighters. An overwhelming majority of those voters agreed to raise that amount.

Bethlehem’s new commissioner of public works, George Kansas, said that New Scotland and Bethlehem do not have a formal agreement for water, but merely “randomly pieced together” contracts.

Former New Scotland Republican Party Chairman Timothy Stanton passed the leadership baton to Deane Fish last week.

Because of the state tax freeze, villagers will not see their taxes rise over the next few years as a result of any increase to firefighters' pensions, according to the Voorheesville village clerk.

Robinson's Ace Hardware in Guilderland continues its expansion, purchasing Olsen's Ace Hardware & Garden Center in New Scotland to open Jan. 2. 

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