The New Scotland Town Board adopted a $7.7 million budget for next year.

In his first run for office, Democrat Daniel Leinung, a member of the New Scotland Planning Board was the top vote-getter in a three-way race for two seats on the town board, while incumbent Democrat Adam Greenberg cruised to re-election.

The New Scotland Planning Board dropped its appeal to the zoning board over the building inspector’s determination as to what constitutes a flashing sign, after the town board’s passing of a new law rendered the appeal moot.

Feura Bush Park is being renamed for Charles Houghtaling, a New Scotland civic and business leader.

At the Oct. 16 Voorheesville School Board meeting, an independent audit of the district showed it to be in good shape financially, but the district’s rainy-day savings is over the state-set cap. It was also reported that fundraising for a new playground went better than expected. And residents of Guilderland voiced disapproval over the increase in their school-tax bills.