The Heldeberg Workshop was awarded an $8,000 grant by the Preservation League of New York State to fund a Historic Landscape Report of the property from 1750 till now.

The unanimous vote naming Gilker the next Voorheesville School Board president took place at the July 6 reorganizational meeting, when members elected Robert Samson as their vice president and Robyn Willoughby was sworn in as the board’s newest member.

NEW SCOTLAND — Albany County is looking to lower the speed limit on three roads in town, and one of them is an effort to limit disruptions for a proposed contractor yard on Frederick Road in Guilderland.

In addition to what’s likely to be the most controversial bill the town board takes up next month — on policing lawns and trash — the New Scotland Town Board will also hold public hearings on laws related to recording of meetings and residents looking to engage the town in litigation.

New Scotland Councilman William Hennessy said “the most important part” of the new law is that it will bring New Scotland into stricter compliance with the New York State Building Code.

On July 5, the Voorheesville Planning Commission approved three properties near Village Hall — 40, 42, and 43 South Main St. — to become a new restaurant, café, and parking lot.

NEW SALEM — Growing up in New Salem, Ryan Conley and his friends built their own bikes with parts from the junkyard.

“As a kid, I remember building jumps on the side of the road …. We used to build little mountain-bike trails,” he said.

After spending over two of their four years attending high school amid a pandemic, members of the Clayton A. Bouton Class of 2022 are heading out into the world.   

A Voorheesville resident is home after a long stay in the hospital. The Albany County Sheriff’s Office says Patrick Weaver put himself there by putting his neighborhood at risk. But Weaver said there’s more to that story. 

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