The village of Voorheesville’s budget for next year is down but residents will see an increase in their water bills.

The Voorheesville School Board approved a $26 million spending plan for the 2020-21 school year, which comes with a 3.14-percent levy increase — if voters approve it. 

NEW SCOTLAND — The coronavirus crisis has started to take its toll on residents’ mental health, as police were able to talk a 64-year-old New Scotland woman off of a ledge at Thacher Park on Tuesday.

Voorheesville’s proposed budget for 2020-21 is down $325,000 from this year.

A judge has denied the sale of Picard’s Grove to developer Michael Biernacki for $500,000, requiring that other offers be considered and also that the property be appraised and that the owner’s personal property be properly inventoried.

Normally in April, school boards are adopting budgets and getting ready to ask the public to approve them; not this year. 

Jerry Parmenter, the owner of Elemental Landscapes in Voorheesville, has achieved a lot in a short span of time.

“Words are only 15 percent of communication. This virus has stolen from us some of the most important things it means to be human — to be together, to gather for a meal and eat, to hold the hand of a dying person,” says Christopher DeGiovine, the priest at St. Matthew’s Church in Voorheesville.