New Scotland

On May 16, school district voters will decided on a $1,171,500 Voorheesville Public Library budget for next year. The spending plan, after two years of no increase, is up slightly but still under the state’s tax levy limit.

On a cold and rainy Tuesday afternoon, the Voorheesville boys’ and girls’ varsity outdoor track teams battled the Albany Academies, Watervliet, and Cobleskill-Richmondville at home. 

The Voorheesville Blackbirds had a tough time against the Lansingburgh Knights on Monday afternoon at Lansingburgh High School in a Colonial Council matchup. The Blackbirds are 1-3 on the year after losing, 6 to 0, on Monday.

CLARKSVILLE — Join the Clarksville Historical Society on Wednesday evening, May 3, at 7 p.m. at the Clarksville Community Church on Delaware Turnpike for an interesting presentation on New York license plate and vehicle registration history.

The village board adopted a $2.3 million budget, which will keep tax rates flat, and also expressed interest in working to get a green grant.

VOORHEESVILLE — A 9-year-old Voorheesville Elementary School student has been collecting cans to help his aunt, who is battling cancer. He has collected around 10,000 returnable items over the course a month.

A long-time board member, C. James Coffin, and a newcomer, Robert Samson, are guaranteed seats on the Voorheesville School Board as no one else is in the running.

On April 8, kids of all ages came to the New Salem Fire Department for the annual Easter egg hunt with their families and a visit by the Easter Bunny.

Lisa Ramundo is the first women to serve as the commissioner of the Albany County Department of Public Works. A former engineer for New York’s Department of Transportation and in the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, she credits her recent appointment to experience overseeing the construction of roads, bridges, and other structures.

When the state budget was finalized, a week after deadline, the Voorheesville schools came out $55,000 ahead of what the governor had proposed in aid, allowing the addition of two part-time teachers.


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