Jo E. Prout

Eating through the Altamont Fair is a great way to see the sights. From nachos to Jamaican food to wine slushies, fair food moves with the times while still offering classics like funnel cakes and barbecue.

NEW SCOTLAND — A retired CSX engineer committed suicide by train on Sunday night on tracks not far from Town Hall, according to Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple.

As the new director of pupil personnel services, Karen Jones will oversee social work, psychology, guidance, and speech and language services for the district.

Trapshooting is for any age, according to Berne Conservation Club member Michael Vincent. Youth who can handle a shotgun are welcome, if accompanied by a guardian, he said.

The school board appointed Jeffrey Vivenzio, an Altamont native, to replace Thomas Reardon as Voorheesville Elementary School principal.

Popular bands will perform on the Northrup Stage and in the Grange building afternoons and evenings, allowing music fans on either side of the fairgrounds plenty of chances to enjoy some tunes.

NEW SCOTLAND —Two months after Watervliet’s school superintendent called the Watervliet Police with concerns about the officer stationed at the high school, he was charged with criminal sexual acts against female students.

Three months before November's election the New Scotland Town Board named Adam Greenberg to fill a vacancy; Greenberg will run to keep the seat.

The Republican Party is supporting Craig A. Shufelt and Christopher P. Frueh, and the Democratic Party is supporting Adam Greenberg and incumbents William C. Hennessy and Patty Snyder for two open seats and one unexpired term on the town board.

Voorheesville Superintendent Brian Hunt said that a year-long process of examining district strengths and needs will lead to a five-year district plan.


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