Jo E. Prout

A master plan for New Scotland's Swift Road and Feura Bush parks has some features that could be accomplished with the work of town employees and volunteers; other features would require grant funding.

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ALTAMONT — Llamas, lambs, and a loving family will recreate a living Nativity scene during the Altamont Victorian Holiday celebration Sunday.

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Town leaders disagree over a proposed water-well law, with some contending that it would harm farmers and long-time residents, and others citing an obligation to provide safe water to taxpayers.

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VOORHEESVILLE — Joseph Cotazino leads the Orchard Park Neighborhood Association, which has donated food to the New Scotland Community Food Pantry at Thanksgiving, and adopted a family during the December holidays, for 27 years.

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VOORHEESVILLE — Mary Clark described the passage of Jerry’s Law, signed by the governor last week, as an event resulting from divine intervention.
The law Clark and her son, Jerry Clark II, championed requires schools to inform parents of their right to have their children evaluated by the Committee on Special Education.

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VOORHEESVILLE, NEW YORK — A dozen or so low-income homeowners in Albany County may soon have repairs made to their single-family homes. The Albany County Rural Housing Alliance Inc. last week received approval for $300,000 in grant funds.

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After months of neighbors' petitions and planning board delays,  Lauren Bachner had her kennel and dog-day care approved last week in a split vote.

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Pictures of students’ gross school lunches, tagged with #thanksMichelleObama,  trended across social media this week as teenagers complained about new, healthier foods that replaced former favorites.

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Local orchards are revving up for the holidays with special products — from Thanksgiving pies to chipotle and apple marinating sauces — to make shopping, cooking, and feasting fun.

Pie-makers can head to Indian Ladder Farms in New Scotland to gather apples for their holiday tables.

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VOORHEESVILLE — Students and teachers created a sea of blue last week as they assembled to celebrate Voorheesville Elementary School’s designation as a Blue Ribbon School.
“You make it a Blue Ribbon School,” said Principal Thomas Reardon. “That’s why you’re wearing a ribbon.”

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