The employee, who works at New Scotland Town Hall, was notified mid-morning of Monday, Nov. 30, that he had tested positive for the virus. He was last in the building on Nov. 25.

The schools will remain open for in-person instruction.

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy had set an ambitious $1.2 million fund-raising goal, which it exceeded when loans and grants were taken into account, to purchase the historic farm, but the not-for-profit’s director, Mark King, declined to say how much the conservancy paid for the 198-acre property at the corner of routes 85 and 85A in New Scotland.

The Voorheesville Central School District in a letter to parents said that “based on the timing of when” a person newly diagnosed with COVID-19 was “last at school, the Albany County Department of Health has indicated no need for further action, on behalf of the school, to have school community members quarantine.” 

Clayton A. Bouton High School

As the number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to spike across Albany County, the Voorheesville Central School District recently announced its second and third positives of the school year. 

The store had “never really grown to be a big financial producer for Phillips Hardware,” said Jonathan Phillips of his company’s Voorheesville store, which closed this week. 

As housing development has increased in New Scotland over the past decade, the historic Bender melon farm will remain an oasis of open space.

No longer counting the time until its deadline in days but hours, the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy stands about $50,000 short of its $1.2 million fund-raising target to buy the former Bender melon farm.

The town of New Scotland recently clarified its employee policy with regard to COVID pay.

Richard Glover, a neighbor of Picard’s Grove, working with the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy, purchased the 87-acre property for $665,000.