New Scotland

Voorheesville results

Just over 500 voters turned out to pass the school and library budgets in Voorheesville and fill three uncontested board seats.

The New Scotland Planning Board granted Cynthia Elliott a special-use permit to have 15 events per season on Brownrigg Road. The board also heard plans for a residential subdivision and for a retail center.

Lisa Ramundo is the first women to serve as the commissioner of the Albany County Department of Public Works. A former engineer for New York’s Department of Transportation and in the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, she credits her recent appointment to experience overseeing the construction of roads, bridges, and other structures.

Francis Reilly believes his years as a teacher and his years mentoring teachers will help him to be a compassionate business administrator for the Voorheesville schools.

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.

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