New Scotland

NEW SCOTLAND — C.W. ‘Skip’ Lower Jr. was a bon vivant who loved Lake George where he owned several popular businesses over the years.

“He was quiet is some ways and sarcastic in others,” said his sister, Andrea Gleason. “He was a jokester. He loved to laugh and he liked to have a good time.”

Trustee Richard Straut, newly elected to his appointed post, plans to continue the work he has started  — on water, sidewalks, and helping to develop a comprehensive plan for the village.

Petitions are due on April 17 for candidates seeking seats on Voorheesville school and library boards. Two incumbents have announced they are running — C. James Coffin for the school board and Janna Shillinglaw for the library board.

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NEW SCOTLAND — William Z. Childs, 20, of Voorheesville, was arrested on March 19 for second-degree criminal trespass, a misdemeanor, according to a release from the New York State Police.

The Voorheesville Dionysians are producing a “Mary Poppins” musical that is, as director Robert Whiteman put it “entertaining on the surface” but rife with complex relationships to explore beneath.

Last Friday evening, March 10, Voorheesville Elementary held a Dance-a-thon at the High school to help raise funds for the new playground.

It was a perfect setting for the Voorheesville Blackbirds last Saturday evening. The regional championship was played at home, before an enthusiastic crowd, and the team was 19 and 0.

Francis Reilly believes his years as a teacher and his years mentoring teachers will help him to be a compassionate business administrator for the Voorheesville schools.

Alvin Breisch in his book released this month, “The Snake and the Salamander: Reptiles and Amphibians from Maine to Virginia,” uses a lifetime of knowledge to make creatures many consider “second-class citizens” vivid and vital — an essential part of the natural world that often go unrecognized.

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