The New Scotland Town Board discussed how Heldervale and Feura Bush will begin to pay back debt associated with their special-use districts.

The Voorheesville Central School District received good news from the state about Regents testing.

NEW SCOTLAND — Firefighters helped rescue animals from a burning barn last Wednesday with the temperature well below freezing.

At its reorganizational meeting on Monday, Jan.1, the New Scotland Town Board welcomed new member Daniel Leinung, who takes over for Laura Ten Eyck; named two new members to the planning board; and made a number of appointments.

New Scotland Town Clerk Diane Deschenes said that she has collected over a million dollars towards 2018 taxes, as residents prepaid part of their property tax bill in the hope of avoiding paying more under the new GOP tax law.

Nazzerine Donato suffered severe burns to his upper body and face, according to a release from the Albany County Sheriff’s Department.

VOORHEESVILLE — The Board of Directors of the Voorheesville Community and School Foundation has three new members: Jaime Chismark, Emmanuel Arnaud, and Jerry Parmenter.

A long discussion of what has always been done versus what actually has to be done consumed a large part of the Dec. 13 New Scotland Town Board Meeting. Members also said goodbye to Councilmember Laura Ten Eyck.

Bender melon farm

At its Dec. 13 meeting, the New Scotland Town Board dealt with a long-running issue.