New Scotland

The Length of Service Award Program, or LOSAP, was voted, 54 to 2, to be discontinued for Voorheesville Area Ambulance Service members. VAAS stopped functioning on Oct. 15, and the vote allows members to stop paying fees for a service they no longer have.

The former middle school principal will be taking the role of superintendent of the Averill Park School District in Rensselaer County.

“The Music Man Jr.” will play at the Lydia Tobler Performing Arts Center in Vorheesville this weekend.

Voorheesville’s high school’s robotics club gave a presentation on their most recent endeavors at the Monday night school board meeting.

As construction continues on a visitors’ center at Thacher Park, neighbors have grown concerned that the lights at the site — lit for the safety of construction workers at night — could become a regular feature on the otherwise unilluminated Helderberg escarpment.

The Guilderville girls swim team took home two Section 2 champion titles at sectionals at Shenendehowa last week, and sending 8 to the state competition.

With just over a thousand votes, Laura Ten Eyck kept her seat on the New Scotland Town Board, defeating her fellow female farmer, Ally Moreau.

Hilton Barn, New Scotland, New York

The 120-year-old Hilton Barn was lowered to its new foundation Monday, moved across the street last March to save it from demolition. New Scotland Supervisor Doug LaGrange said he hopes to eventually see the barn connect with the Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail and use it as a venue.

Residents of the village may vote Tuesday, Nov. 15, on discontinuing the Length Of Service Award program, known as LOSAP, for members of the Voorheesville Area Ambulance Service. The LOSAP program provides pensions for volunteers.

Voorheesville got in the spirit of Halloween last Sunday, Oct. 30, with a Spooktacular 5K and a Halloween bash at Voorheesville Elementary.

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