The director of transportation and facilities for the Voorheesville district told the school board about safety and health problems with the bus garage and outlined a proposal to build a new one.

At a packed hearing Tuesday, twice as many New Scotland residents spoke in favor of Cynthia Elliott’s plan for a party venue as spoke against. 

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple has a vision of bringing support services closer to the rural Hilltowns, housing them in the former Clarksville Elementary School at the base of the Helderbergs. 

Voorheesville Elementary students took to the stage to show off their talents on Friday, Jan 27 at the High School.

Before hitting the stage on Friday Jan 27, parents and children could take a look at the plans for the new Voorheesville Elementary playground that will be built. 

NEW SCOTLAND — John M. Hendrickson, 42, of Ravena, drove to the police barracks in New Scotland late in the evening on Sunday, Jan. 29, to pick up a suspect who was being released, according to a press notice from the State Police.

In spite of its tax cap and a sparse increase in state aid, the Voorheesville School District will likely not see cuts in its upcoming budget. A meeting on Jan. 30 will discuss the preliminary budget, which includes increases to staff expenses and a high-priced capital project.

A commission charged with mapping Voorheesville’s future has surveyed business owners and will hold a session to hear their ideas on Feb. 16. Another session is scheduled for Jan. 26 to hear from cultural groups.

The Voorheesville Elementary School’s talent show will reveal a design for a new playground. The current one is now past its “lifespan,” organizers say, and is in disrepair

The town of Bethlehem and the village of Voorheesville have considered, if not already implemented, water-rate increases.

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