New Scotland

In addition to what’s likely to be the most controversial bill the town board takes up next month — on policing lawns and trash — the New Scotland Town Board will also hold public hearings on laws related to recording of meetings and residents looking to engage the town in litigation.

New Scotland Councilman William Hennessy said “the most important part” of the new law is that it will bring New Scotland into stricter compliance with the New York State Building Code.

Becky Schneider, Environmental Educator Thacher Nature Center

On July 5, the Voorheesville Planning Commission approved three properties near Village Hall — 40, 42, and 43 South Main St. — to become a new restaurant, café, and parking lot.

NEW SALEM — Growing up in New Salem, Ryan Conley and his friends built their own bikes with parts from the junkyard.

“As a kid, I remember building jumps on the side of the road …. We used to build little mountain-bike trails,” he said.

VOORHEESVILLE — Carole (née Sellnow) Elmendorf, a mother and grandmother who loved animals, died on Friday, July 8, 2022. She was 83.
She was born on Aug. 4, 1939, daughter of the late Edward and Dorothy (née Ochse) Sellnow.

After spending over two of their four years attending high school amid a pandemic, members of the Clayton A. Bouton Class of 2022 are heading out into the world.   

A Voorheesville resident is home after a long stay in the hospital. The Albany County Sheriff’s Office says Patrick Weaver put himself there by putting his neighborhood at risk. But Weaver said there’s more to that story. 

A pavilion built to echo Voorheesville’s long-gone train station at the start of the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail was supported by many local individuals, businesses, and organizations. They recently gathered in front of a new plaque that recognizes their contributions. The portrait will be displayed at Voorheesville’s village hall.

Georgia Gray, Former Chair Voorheesville Planning Commission


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