New Scotland

Depending on the source, some New Scotland water customers can pay as much as $26 per 1,000 gallons of water while others pay as little as $4.50. Recently, because their own service had to be shut down, the 127 customers in the Northeast Water District have been paying close to double what they normally pay for water.

Zachary Barrantes

Zachary Barrantes, who is now 25, has been struggling for years with both physical and mental health problems. 

At 19, he developed Lyme disease.

 Daniela Filmer, the mother of Zachary Barrantes, the 25-year-old mentally-ill man who survived an attempted suicide at Thacher Park on New Year’s Eve, said no single person or institution is at fault for what happened on Dec.31; there had been breakdowns at every turn that night. 

Kathy Fiero

Labor and management came to an agreement in Voorheesville, as the teachers’ union and school district signed a five-year agreement; teachers had been working without a contract for 18 months. 

Come join us and bring a friend along. Meet new and old friends and enjoy something new. Bring a friend or tell a friend or make a friend on the bus.

The Voorheesville boys’ volleyball team traveled to Columbia-Greene Community College on Saturday to compete in the Holiday Tournament hosted by Ichabod Crane. The Blackbirds finished fifth out of eight teams, after going 5-5.

Mary Hennessy holds a Bible as her father, William, takes the oath of office

Oaths in New Scotland were taken on a century-old Bible and a telephone book for the Jan. 1 re-organizational meeting.

The Hilton barn

“I’ve always said, ‘If you build it, they will come,’” said New Scotland Councilman William Hennessy after the town received a $411,000 state grant to restore the historic Hilton Barn and add amenities to the park that surrounds it.

At her last meeting, Councilwoman Patricia Snyder voted against supporting the county’s clean-air bill because of what she termed a “vacuum” of information.

“The key is: We want to pay what we did or less, and increase the use of renewable energy,” said Supervisor Douglas LaGrange of enrolling New Scotland in a CCA.

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