Voorheesville

VOORHEESVILLE — Robert S. Andrews, a mild-mannered gentleman who loved to sing and play the piano, died on Jan. 9, 2017. He was 92.

“He was very kind, a gentleman,” said his wife, Marilyn Andrews.

Playing with high intensity for the entire game, the Storm — made up of players from five schools: Guilderland, Mohonasen, Scotia-Glenville, Voorheesville, and Schalmont — beat the Queensbury Spartans, 3 to 2, Friday night before Christmas break.

Faced with two controversial planning issues this year that brought crowds to village board meetings, Voorheesville now has a 14-member committee that is working on a comprehensive land-use plan, which the village board hopes will be completed within a year.

VOORHEESVILLE — Cindy Crounse listens to her customers.

A decade ago, a customer of Crounse at her Refined Designs Original Fine Jewelry store in Voorheesville suggested she make a pendant for someone she knew with cystic fibrosis.

Madeleine Roussin will be starring as Clara in the  Albany Berkshire Ballet’s afternoon production of “The Nutcracker,” on Saturday at The Egg.

An 18-year-old high school student won an award at a research conference for his study of cancer cells. 

Voorheesville and Altamont share a building inspector. Their newly extended agreement has Altamont paying 14 percent since it uses just five of the 35 weekly hours. Voorheesville is roughly twice the size of Altamont with a bit less than twice the population.

NEW SCOTLAND — The 27th Voorheesville Community Christmas Festival will be held on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m.

The event is held at the First United Methodist Church of Voorheesville at 68 Maple Ave.

With Voorheesville Area Ambulance Service seeking to merge with Delmar-Bethlehem EMS or face dissolution, a question still remains on what will happen to its former headquarters.

The Length of Service Award Program, or LOSAP, was voted, 54 to 2, to be discontinued for Voorheesville Area Ambulance Service members. VAAS stopped functioning on Oct. 15, and the vote allows members to stop paying fees for a service they no longer have.

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