John Boyd Thacher Park

NEW SCOTLAND — Saturday morning, a 19-year-old man, Dylan J. Dunney, of Guilderland, was rescued after he fell from a cliff at Thacher Park and was airlifted to Albany Medical Center.

More than a decade since the pool closed at Thacher Park, the Knox Youth Council will offer free swimming lessons to children in the Hilltowns this summer.

NEW SCOTLAND — Route 157 near the Thacher Park Visitor Center and the Paint Mine Picnic Area in New Scotland will be closed from Sept. 10 until Nov. 27 as the New York State Department of Transportation replaces two culverts under the state road.

Bruce Decker

Hikers in John Boyd Thacher State Park on Saturday found human remains and items that belonged to Bruce L. Decker, who had been missing in the park since February.

The first-ever master plan for John Boyd Thacher State Park was approved in 2013. This week, The Enterprise got an update with how it’s progressing.

Crews continue to search for Bruce L. Decker, a 71-year-old Guilderland resident, who has been lost in Thacher State Park for over a week.

VOORHEESVILLE — An injury that occurred on the Indian Ladder Trail last Sunday at John Boyd Thacher State Park has left the trail closed over a week later.

Thacher Park in Voorheesville was the host site for the 3rd annual Kenneth Ride on Saturday morning to remember a five-year-old little boy who was murdered in efforts to keep his memory alive and to raise money for a BKW student who will be majoring in the field of Social Services.

Years ago, John Boyd Thacher State Park had been rumored of closing. A new visitors’ center is equipped with exhibits and activities for children in a modern building at the edge of the Helderberg escarpment.

As construction continues on a visitors’ center at Thacher Park, neighbors have grown concerned that the lights at the site — lit for the safety of construction workers at night — could become a regular feature on the otherwise unilluminated Helderberg escarpment.


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