New Scotland

VOORHEESVILLE — The village board here in June approved an increase in the number of firefighters the company can have, and agreed to sign a contract to install solar panels on both the firehouse and the village’s public-works building at no cost to the village.

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VOORHEESVILLE — Hardworking and strong, Marie R. Russell was also creative. She worked for a quarter of a century as a laboratory technician in bacteriology for the state’s Department of Health and was also highly skilled at a wide variety of crafts.

She died on Saturday, July 19, 2014. She was 91.

The elementary school is shifting teachers around to meet the needs of changing class sizes, including an unexpected and welcome class of 83 kindergartners.

After years of starts and stops, New Scotland is going to set a bid date for the New Salem Water District this coming week.

Pastor Robert DeFelice stepped in at Voorheesville's First United Methodist Church after Pastor "Charlie" Yang left at the end of June.

New age-restricted communities have popped up in New Scotland and Voorheesville over the past six years, filling a need for senior-housing communities.

NEW SCOTLAND — Classic Theater Guild’s eighth annual Helderberg Theater Festival at Indian Ladder Farms in New Scotland this year will feature William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Tony Pallone, and Pinocchio, adapted from the children's classic story, directed by Stefanie DeFronzo, Jaynie Parmenter, and Noah Rob

Teacher David Lawrence emphasized the need to be a good person in a world that judges people based on tests, evaluations, and applications.

VOORHEESVILLE — Julia Suozzo, the class valedictorian, shared wisdom from her experiences at Voorheesville in the speech she gave to her classmates and their friends and families at the June 27 commencement ceremony.

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