New Scotland

The Hilton barn

“I’ve always said, ‘If you build it, they will come,’” said New Scotland Councilman William Hennessy after the town received a $411,000 state grant to restore the historic Hilton Barn and add amenities to the park that surrounds it.

At her last meeting, Councilwoman Patricia Snyder voted against supporting the county’s clean-air bill because of what she termed a “vacuum” of information.

“The key is: We want to pay what we did or less, and increase the use of renewable energy,” said Supervisor Douglas LaGrange of enrolling New Scotland in a CCA.

After assuring residents that it would seek all options to help lower the costs of a proposed $3.6 million sewer system, the village of Voorheesville began to make good on that promise this week when the state announced that the village had received a $400,000 grant. 

Last month, The Greenwich Journal and Salem Press — published just a stone’s throw to our northeast in Washington County — celebrated its 17

The Voorheesville School Board hopes to fill the seat vacated by Michael Canfora by Jan. 27.

In a Colonial Council matchup Friday afternoon, the Voorheesville girls’ basketball team traveled to Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School where the Blackbirds had a tough time against the Indians’ defense and fell, 69 to 39.

The Voorheesville Blackbirds kicked off the 2019-20 indoor track season on Saturday morning at Union College. The non-scoring event was a good start for the Birds to see what they were made of.

Dennis Sullivan describes a grand gathering in 1917 — a fundraiser for the Red Cross during World War I, which attracted 2,000 people to the Bender farm, where Charles’s wife, Elizabeth Bender, had hit upon the idea of serving slices of melon topped with ice cream.

New apartments could soon be coming to New Scotland.

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