New Scotland

The new pastor at Voorheesville’s United Methodist Church, Gary Kubitz, has begun his first month with plans for a vigil in light of recent violent events.

VOORHEESVILLE — Scant comment has been heard on a trio of laws the village is considering. The public hearing will stay open through an Aug. 10 meeting.

A third meeting of a committee on New Scotland’s EMS services has begun arranging a shared scheduling system as well as adopting an electronic alert system for volunteers.

NEW SCOTLAND — An application for a mixed-use development off of Route 85A and Route 85, near the site of the old Bender Melon farm, was again tabled at the planning board meeting last Tuesday.

VOORHEESVILLE — Cheryl Dozier was elected as Voorheesville Central School District’s Board of Education president by all members present during a reorganizational meeting on the morning of July 6.

VOORHEESVILLE — Seniors at Clayton A. Bouton High School slowly filled the school gymnasium on a muggy evening, June 24, as they waited to enter the school auditorium and receive their diplomas.

VOORHEESVILLE — Clayton A. Bouton High School salutatorian Devin Freeman, 18, stayed up late writing his salutatory speech. Then, he says he had his friend, girlfriend, and father look it over, and he was going to present it to his mother to look at as well.

“I’m not good at writing at speeches,” he says.

VOORHEESVILLE — Clayton A. Bouton High School valedictorian Olivia Suozzo, 18, has not yet decided on a college major, but that may be because her repertoire is already so varied.

A Troy man who had a loaded handgun and other weapons in his car, discovered during a traffic stop in New Scotland, has pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Douglas Brundige, 38, pleaded to the felony before Judge Thomas A. Breslin in Albany County Supreme Court on July 1.

NEW SCOTLAND — A bobcat attack is being described as an out-of-the-ordinary event. The rabid animal attacked a couple and a dog last Wednesday.

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