New Scotland

Timothy J. Albright, Meadowdale

Chuck Marshall, a Stewart’s Shops real-estate representative and project manager, told The Enterprise on Thursday that 112 Maple Ave. is under contract but declined to name the buyer; he did say it would be used as a restaurant.

VOORHEESVILLE — Virginia (née Rauch) Rapant died at home on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, after struggling three years with ovarian cancer and its side effects. She was 70.

Plug Power’s proposed manufacturing facility in Slingerlands is on the fastrack toward approval. 

Judy Kimes, New Scotland Historical Association

Kate Bailey, Voorheesville

“As marketed, it has not generated a buyer,” said Chuck Marshall of Stewart’s Shops of the former Smith’s Tavern. 

John F. Dearstyne Jr.

NEW SCOTLAND — John F. Dearstyne Jr., who was devoted to his wife, children, and grandchildren, was a steward of country life and worked to protect the rural character of his town.
He died peacefully at home on Monday, Jan.17, 2022, surrounded by the family he deeply loved. He was 83.

“It would be in line with the town’s hamlet idea,” said developer Ron Kay of his plan for 20 acres along Route 85, across the road from the Stewart’s Shop and in between Stonewell Plaza and the convent-turned-apartments at 1903 New Scotland Road.

 “They say 83.28-percent complete,” Councilman William Hennessy said during the Jan. 12 town board meeting of the Hilton Barn’s new slate roof. “Whereas they’re really more like probably 90-percent done.”


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