Jo E. Prout

ITHACA, N.Y. — The longtime educational program known as the Highway School, which Cornell University had labeled a low priority and had threatened to shut down last summer, has been re-imagined and is expected to continue thanks to statewide support, according to the director of the program.

ALTAMONT — A new local horseback-riding facility is asking neighbors to donate shoes to raise funds for therapeutic programming for Schenectady ARC participants.

“We need to collect 300 bags of 25 pairs,” said Erin Pashley, the executive director of Victoria Acres Equine Facility on Western Turnpike in Altamont.

The Voorheesville Fire Department declined to take over ambulance duties — a relief for contentions between the village board and the ambulance squad, which says Mayor Conway's statement about the situation in the village newsletter was incorrect.

Altamont adopted its first law of 2013 to increase its sewer fees.

Jim Miller is concerned that,, in tough economic times, art is sacrificed. He is said to close his Desolation Road Studios in Altamont.

The Voorheesville board said it wants firefighters providing EMS services, learned of fewer Claremont II water taps, and discussed gating for the railroad crossing.

The Music Mobile will stop in seven Albany County sites this summer, including the Altamont Free Library on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 3:30 p.m.

Firefighters will return to the village to share and celebrate. The public is encouraged to join in the festivities.

VOORHEESVILLE — After months of negotiating, the village board reluctantly agreed in June with a split vote to sign a modified contract with the Voorheesville Area Ambulance squad, leaving just two months remaining until a new contract would be necessary. As of press time, the ambulance squad has not yet returned a signed contract.

VOORHEESVILLE — Residents packed village hall Tuesday to ask the board to use village water as a tool to control the next phase of Claremont Estates, a housing development in their neighborhood, only weeks after the town’s planning board reviewed the plan for the second phase of the development that falls outside the village limits.

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