“This is today’s world,” said Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple after the March 24 active shooter drill at Clayton A. Bouton High School in Voorheesville — the largest such drill ever held in Albany County.

The new First Robotics team at Voorheesville's high school achieved the highest rookie seed in the qualifying rounds of the Tech Valley First regional championship on March 18 and 19 in Troy.


The outside temperatures might have been fluctuating, but inside the gymnasium was on fire for the Dutch, Blackbirds and Bulldogs during the winter sports season.​

Well under half the students in our schools who are eligible for free breakfasts eat this important meal. We need to change that.

Small class sizes affect Voorheesville's entire high school athletic program, according to Athletic Director Joseph Sapienza, as Voorheesville looks to join other districts to fill teams.

The Voorheesville Dionysians will perform “Into the Woods” at the Lydia C. Tobler Performing Arts Center March 18 to March 20.


The Voorheesville school district will hold a planning meeting with police on Thursday, March 10, from 1 to 3 p.m.


Voorheesville Blackbirds won their second consecutive Class C sectional title in winter boys’ volleyball last Saturday by beating Chatham three sets to one — 25-9, 25-14, 25-27, and 25-20 — at Maple Hill High School.

Boys’ sectional basketball quarterfinals heated up for the Voorheesville Blackbirds on Feb.

“During that time, you’re on your own,” said Captain Daniel McNally of the Guilderland Police.

He was referring to the minutes between a 9-1-1 call and the arrival of police. The national average is said to be three minutes, he said, “but I would argue it’s more than that.”


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