New Scotland

Robert Johnson, an attorney and former zoning board chairman, was appointed as the New Scotland Town justice last Wednesday.

The Appellate Court has decided that the town of New Scotland is not responsible for the injury of a resident who caught his thumb in the tailgate of a town dump truck delivering wood chips.

A town park will be created in New Scotland at the site of the Hilton Barn. The land was given to the the town by the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy after it was donated by private landowners to the group.

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.

With just over a thousand votes, Laura Ten Eyck kept her seat on the New Scotland Town Board, defeating her fellow female farmer, Ally Moreau.

Hilton Barn, New Scotland, New York

The 120-year-old Hilton Barn was lowered to its new foundation Monday, moved across the street last March to save it from demolition. New Scotland Supervisor Doug LaGrange said he hopes to eventually see the barn connect with the Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail and use it as a venue.

The board is looking at ways to balance the budget without depleting savings or exceeding the tax cap. The final meeting to discuss the proposed budget is next Wednesday.

Two female farmers are squaring off in the town’s only election. Laura Ten Eyck and Ally Moreau are both making their first run for elected office.

A co-owner of Indian Ladder Farms, she says she wants the town to both protect and take advantage of its land and natural resources.

New Scotland town board candidate, Ally Moreau

At age 20 and running to be the only Republican on the New Scotland Town Board, Ally Moreau says her youth and outsider status will serve as an advantage.

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