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.

Voorheesville will hold a public hearing on the proposed Historic Preservation Law on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m., at village hall. 

New Scotland is one of 10 local municipalities looking band together to lower the cost that their residents’ pay for power. 

New Scotland’s adopted budget for 2020 is down from 2019, but, for the third year in a row, the town has increased taxes albeit by a few pennies.