New Scotland

The town was awarded a grant to devise new zoning regulations for the commercial zone in the hamlet of New Scotland at routes 85 and 85A. A committee of residents has been appointed to work with a hired consultant.

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NEW SCOTLAND — Alan Howard Coughtry was a creative craftsman known for his sense of humor. He died on Friday, April 10, 2015, at the Hilo Medical Center in Hawaii. He was 65.

“He enhanced the lives of all he met,” his family wrote in a tribute. “Alan leaves friends from coast to coast, and around the world.”

Ninety-seven Voorheesville students opted out of the state English Language Arts tests this week, after the administration and school board gave a presentation on how the exams would be given.

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Good eggs were on the scene the day before Easter as kids hunted for eggs left by an imaginary bunny that may have worn turnout gear.

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A contingent from the school hopes to visit community businesses and organizations to share blue ribbons in recognition of its Blue Ribbon School designation last fall.

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In place of the LeVie barn, which has been used to store equipment by the Colonie Country Club, a lower structure is supposed to be built while the historic barn gets a new home.

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A Feura Bush man was arrested last week for stealing a silver candelabra worth $800, according to Albany County Sheriff Craig D. Apple.

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Scenes of musicians preparing and rehearsing for their New York State School Music Association evaluations could be seen at the Voorheesville high school last week.

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To the Editor:

New Scotland Kiwanis Town Wide Volunteer Day, co-sponsored by the town of New Scotland and the New Scotland Kiwanis Club, will be held on Saturday, May 2, with two shifts from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m., with a barbecue at the town hall from noon to 1 p.m. for all volunteers.

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The Elliott House Thrift Shop on Route 81 in Norton Hill is now open for the 2015 season. The shop is located in the former Powell store, next to the United Methodist Church.

It is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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