New Scotland

Richard Glover, a neighbor of Picard’s Grove, working with the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy, purchased the 87-acre property for $665,000.

A new lighting law will make clear what is and isn’t a Christmas light in New Scotland. And soon residents could more easily keep chickens.

Erika Reilly​, Voorheesville

Omarra Hannibal-Williams, Voorheesville

William Reinhardt, Albany County Legislator District 31

Fred the Butcher in Halfmoon, has bought the former Falvo’s Meat Market on Route 85A in New Scotland and is renovating

FEURA BUSH — Karin Ruth Demis wove a large family together with as much care as she wove her unique textiles.

“She was always very supportive of everything we did,” said her daughter Barbara Lewis. “She was very caring. She loved her big family.”

Janna Shillinglaw, Voorheesville Community And School Foundation

This past week, the Guilderland and Voorheesville Girls tennis squads returned to their home courts to face local foes. Voorheesville lost to Academy of the Holy Names on Friday evening 6 to 1 while Guilderland lost to Niskayuna 5 to 4.

New Scotland’s tentative $8.5 million budget for 2021 is up about 4 percent compared to this year. To make up the spending increase, the town will have to tap its rainy-day fund and increase taxes. 

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