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VOORHEESVILLE — Dr. Alan R. McCartney, Ed. D., a school leader, former football athlete and golfer who loved his grandchildren, died unexpectedly at home on Friday, May 8, 2015, after a brief illness. He was 67.

Born in Yonkers on July 30, 1947, he was the son of the late Alan J. and Marion (née Raymond) McCartney.

Dr. Alan R.McCartney, despite charges, persevered and remained true to his calling as an educator.

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David Gibson, prior president of the Voorheesville School Board

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Police say David Cardona, Shane Parry, Robert Denman, and Ian Kundel — all varsity athletes — entered the school through an unlocked window and made a mess on April 24.

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DJK Holdings came before the planning board in April to request the use of 15.6 acres at 1120 Delaware Turnpike as a nursery for plants — a use allowed in the residential hamlet zone. A 24-foot-by-24-foot pole barn is also planned for the property to be used for sales.

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The library board has proposed a $1.15 million budget that includes increasing and enriching services, and keeping costs under control, according to library Director Gail Alter Sacco.

The New Scotland Democratic Party committee is backing a member of the Independence Party, Douglas LaGrange. Republicans also plan to put up a candidate for the supervisor's race this fall.

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A Dutchess County class headed to Howe Caverns to learn about an important aspect of physical science: rock. The group detoured through New Scotland to visit the Indian Ladder Trail at Thacher Park and found several geocaching stashes along the way. 

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Three candidates — Doreen Saia, Adam Shelmerdine, and Michael Canfora — are running for two seats on Voorheesville's school board. The candidate with the most votes will serve four years, filling the seat left by retiring Gary Hubert. The candidate who comes in second will serve a three-year term.

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