New Scotland

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.

Village Historian Dennis Sullivan hopes to teach others about Thomas Merton during a session at the Voorheesville library, basing his talk on a treatise he wrote on the Trappist monk’s life, writing, and philosophy.

Results showed three sinks in the elementary school with levels of lead higher than the maximum limit of 15 parts per billion.

NEW SCOTLAND — A playground for older children will be built next to the visitors’ center that is currently under construction at John Boyd Thacher State Park.

Wednesday night, the village board deferred taking action on a moratorium that would have suspended the construction of gas stations in Voorheesville for six months.

A mix of town, planning, and zoning board members looked into proposed revisions for the town’s hamlet zoning law.

With the anonymity of the internet and new means of obtaining child pornography, officials say cases like this are on the rise.

Stewart’s Shops planned to buy Smith’s Tavern, a popular Voorheesville eatery, and put a gas station and convenience store on Maple Avenue but now, says Chuck Marshall, representing Stewart’s, the village wants to block the project with a moratorium on gas stations while it searches for a new well site.


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