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NEW SCOTLAND –– The advisory committee tasked with recommending future zoning regulations for the town of New Scotland held its final public meeting March 26, before a planned presentation of the group’s draft plan is due this May.

GUILDERLAND — “Unfunded mandates are killing us,” said Daniel McCoy, Albany County’s executive since January, as he opened a town board meeting on Tuesday night.

The Altamont Enterprise placed third this year among single flag — that is, independently owned — newspapers in the New York Press Association’s annual awards contest. We took home 13 awards, seven of them for first place, including the award for Community Leadership.

GUILDERLAND — The vote was unanimous but the mood was somber Tuesday night as the nine members of the school board here adopted an $89 million budget proposal for next year.

NEW SCOTLAND –– Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a $350,000 grant is being awarded to the John Boyd Thacher State Park.

By Zach Simeone and Anne Hayden

ALBANY COUNTY — In a collective effort to look for savings, all 19 municipalities in Albany County have agreed to pursue a local-government efficiency grant that would cover a study of how highway departments can share services.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Alex Jones last week provided the elixir disheartened newspaper people — buffeted by the recession and shifting technology — needed.

VOORHEESVILLE — The school board adopted, by unanimous vote, a $21.8 million budget proposition on Monday.

NEW SCOTLAND –– Martha Oden can still recall the anguish she felt for not knowing the value of an heirloom.

A close-knit group of Voorheesville friends are mourning the death of Nathaniel Myers. He died on Saturday, March 24, at the tender age of 23.


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