New Scotland

In closing off valves to isolate the break, “that shakes up the system,” said Brett Hotaling, the village's superintendent of Public Works.

On Saturday, Oct. 1, the Voorheesville Blackbirds and Mechanicville Red Raiders battled to see who would win the Central Division title at home.

Following up on earlier test results that found three sinks in the elementary school with lead contaminants over the state limit, Voorheesville school district has now uncovered 11 locations in its elementary school with lead levels above the limit.

NEW SCOTLAND — A man of principle and passion, Peter Henner worked for causes he believed in with the same logic and commitment he used when playing chess. He tackled his legal work as he tackled mountains on climbs with his wife — with a sense of adventure.

The third phase of a public hearing on a proposal for planned unit development districts in Voorheesville left no doubt in the minds of village board members that now is the time for Voorheesville to draft what the mayor called a blueprint for its future, a comprehensive land-use plan.

A former boiler attendant from Plattsburgh, John C. Egan would go on to work in high-ranking positions for both his state and local government, making strides in public service.

On Sunday Sept. 18th, the Village Animal Clinic in Voorheesville hosted a 5K race to raise money to benefit the Guilderhaven Inc. 

Town Justice Margaret Adkins has served New Scotland for over 12 years. But now, with the pressures of being an educator increasing, she has announced her resignation in November. Looking back, Adkins says she can take much away from those on both sides of the bench.

As Voorheesville Area Ambulance Service looks to close its doors on Oct. 15, the town is requesting that Albany County Sheriff’s EMS division expand its services to a 24/7 operation to cover VAAS’s former district.

Within weeks after the discovery of lead-contaminated water in its elementary school, the Voorheesville school district has done further tests as well as held a community forum on Monday night to educate parents about what the discovery means.


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