The proposed tax rate for Voorheesville property owners will increase about a half-penny next year, from $1.2866 per $1,000 of assessed value this year to $1.29151 per $1,000.

Robert Baron filed his lawsuit in March 2018, alleging the Voorheesville Central School District fraudulently induced him to resign as the longtime head coach of the girls’ varsity basketball team.

Voorheesville Trustee Richard Straut said that he and Superintendent of Public Works Brett Hotaling had been talking in recent weeks about the impact of inflow and infiltration on the sewer system in the Salem Hills neighborhood, “about some of the troubles we’ve been having,” in particular during heavy rains and when snow melts. 

The owner of Stonewell Plaza has acquired an attorney who in turn has reached out to New Scotland planning and zoning board attorney Crystal Peck and is now trying to come up with a compromise that might work instead of paying for a parking analysis that is only going to show what is already known by nearly everyone involved: The site has too few spots to accommodate plaza businesses or to meet what is called for in the code.

“It’s just a lot of chance to take ...,” said Wendall Thayer of holding the Voorheesville Memorial Day parade despite COVID-19 still in the community. “It would be awful  somebody caught something because we had the parade.”

The last day for Laura Schmitz, principal of Clayton A. Bouton High School for the past six years, will be April 16. 

Before coming to Voorheesville, Southard worked for 13 years in the 333-student DeRuyter Central School District in Madison County, about 33 miles southeast of Syracuse; he had worked for Syracuse schools for four years prior to DeRuyter.

Discussing the awarding of a contract for design and engineering services for the Voorheesville Quiet Zone during a February meeting of the county legislature’s public works committee, William Reinhardt asked Albany County Commissioner of Public Works Lisa Ramundo if the 18-month term of the contract meant quiet-zone construction would be completed by December 2022; Ramundo responded, “Yes.”

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