Lisa Nicole Viers

GUILDERLAND — Nestled just off Route 20 in Guilderland, rows of statues wind around a building and overflow behind it into a scape of small fishing boys, jesters, cats, and busts of ancient Greek deities.

VOORHEESVILLE — The 2014-15 Voorheesville School District budget was approved by the board of education at a meeting on Monday, April 21. The entire board voted in favor of the budget, which is set at $22,713,608.

VOORHEESVILLE — In the midst of their daily lessons at Voorheesville Elementary School Wednesday morning, some students got a surprise visitor.
Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat who represents the 20th District, stopped into several classes and made sure the Voorheesville kids knew he has their interests in mind.

NEW SCOTLAND —John Boyd Thacher State Park will get $3.8 million for its new visitors’ center, the governor’s office announced on Tuesday. The Helderberg park is to receive almost half of $8.7 million allocated to Capital Region parks.

Jennifer L. Do was arrested April 8 for allegedly stealing jewelry from her step-grandmother. Chief Deputy Kerry Thompson of the Albany County Sheriff's Office says people should be cautious when allowing people to work in their homes.

A special-use permit to build a house in an industrial zone has neighbors balking; not at the possibility of a house, but at what they see as a property in disarray. They are hoping the New Scotland planning board places conditions on the permit to keep the property tidy.

Voorheesville has turned its school risk behavior task force into a community alliance, bringing more community members together to provide kids with alternative activities, in hopes of keeping them away from use of drugs and alcohol, and other risky behaviors.

While trying to balance the budget this year, Voorheesville is also trying to fill its assistant-superintendent-for-business position.

In 2008, forensic scientist Garry Veeder committed suicide. After years of ongoing trials, a federal judge has upheld her ruling that a jury should decide if the family's constitutional rights were violated during the alleged investigation.

The Clayton A. Bouton High School's performance of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is full of tasteful satire, energy, and laughs.

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