New Scotland

It was a perfect setting for the Voorheesville Blackbirds last Saturday evening. The regional championship was played at home, before an enthusiastic crowd, and the team was 19 and 0.

Francis Reilly believes his years as a teacher and his years mentoring teachers will help him to be a compassionate business administrator for the Voorheesville schools.

Alvin Breisch in his book released this month, “The Snake and the Salamander: Reptiles and Amphibians from Maine to Virginia,” uses a lifetime of knowledge to make creatures many consider “second-class citizens” vivid and vital — an essential part of the natural world that often go unrecognized.

It was business as usual for the Voorheesville boys’ volleyball team in the Class C/D sectional semifinal and final.

Cynthia Elliott doesn’t mind another month’s delay on her 2015 application to have a venue for parties on her Brownrigg Road property, saying, “ I want the board to have an opportunity to reach their best decision.”

Excitement in the quarterfinal games led the Berne-Knox-Westerlo girls’ and Voorheesville boys’ basketball teams to heart-wrenching losses in their respective semifinal games on Monday and Tuesday evenings.

Come join us. Spring is just around the corner and we have planned a fun-filled spring and into the summer.

NEW SCOTLAND — Nominating petitions are available for the position of trustee for the Voorheesville Public Library Board to fill the vacancy caused by the expiration of the term of Janna Shillinglaw.

A 14-member comprehensive land-use committee, developing the village’s first master plan, is is to have its work completed within 10 months.

As builders plan developments in New Scotland, the town plans a safe recreational space for the burgeoning population.


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