New Scotland

VOORHEESVILLE — Richard W. Lennox, who worked in the insurance business and loved the outdoors, died on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany. He was 74.

VOORHEESVILLE — After a long battle with breast cancer, Alice W. Corkrey, a passionate nurse and mother, died on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was 90.

BETHLEHEM — Dorothy Rice Gangai, a woman of grit and grace, instilled self-confidence in her three sons as she took on challenges without complaint. A World War II veteran, she worked a variety of jobs in an era when many women stayed home.

New Scotland has kept its tentative budget, which is set at $7,200,405 for now, under the tax cap for 2015. If the town stays under the cap for two consecutive years, property owners in the municipality will receive a check from the state.

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Voorheesville native Matthew Schreiber has been living in New Orleans, playing the accordion in several bands. This weekend, he returns to New York to play in Schenectady.

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Lauren Bachner's special-use permit application to put a kennel in a residential/agricultural zone has been delayed again, this time by absent planning board members.

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VOORHEESVILLE — Trustee David Cardona resigned from the village board this week, citing personal changes and a move out of town.

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NEW SCOTLAND — Two days after the Stannard sisters were arrested for failure to provide sustenance to animals, and had 45 cats taken away, an orange tabby circled them as they sat at a picnic table at the town park on Swift Road.

Voorheesville Elementary School has, once more, been awarded national Blue Ribbon school status.

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VOORHEESVILLE — On Tuesday, Oct. 14, community members can give the school board their input on what they would like to see from a new superintendent.

After six years at the helm of the district, Teresa Thayer Snyder will be retiring next July.

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