The Friends of the, Voorheesville Playground

A community build date has been set for the new playground at Voorheesville Elementary School after it received approval from the state education department.

Bureaucratic and vendor delays mean that the students of Voorheesville Elementary School may have to wait until next fall for a new playground.

At the Oct. 16 Voorheesville School Board meeting, an independent audit of the district showed it to be in good shape financially, but the district’s rainy-day savings is over the state-set cap. It was also reported that fundraising for a new playground went better than expected. And residents of Guilderland voiced disapproval over the increase in their school-tax bills.

The Knox town park will be upgraded over the next few years, with a new playground that people with disabilities can use, to be put in with grant money from New York State.

The town of Berne will soon be getting a new playground at its town park. The town is also working on a long-term project to set up a natural playground, which uses materials from nature to let children play.

A commission charged with mapping Voorheesville’s future has surveyed business owners and will hold a session to hear their ideas on Feb. 16. Another session is scheduled for Jan. 26 to hear from cultural groups.

The Voorheesville Elementary School’s talent show will reveal a design for a new playground. The current one is now past its “lifespan,” organizers say, and is in disrepair

A 25,000-square-foot children’s play emporium has opened on the third floor of Crossgates Mall.

NEW SCOTLAND — A playground for older children will be built next to the visitors’ center that is currently under construction at John Boyd Thacher State Park.

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