New Scotland

His high-pitched voice and hand held high

Were always raised for passers-by.

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Roger had no family and yet he was cared for because he was caring. He said he did not want to die alone, in the dark. The nurse who was with him said, "We all love you." That, to us, is the sign of a life well lived.

Advanced Car Wash on Voorheesville Avenue is closed after a fire broke out Friday and damaged equipment.

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Marion Parmenter remembers the Voorheesville library from when she was a child; she worked there as a teenager in the 1950s; and now she enjoys sewing there with the Nimblefingers.

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VOORHEESVILLE — Roger Spencer had no blood relatives but he had a family of admirers, many of who knew him as the cowboy at the village laundry.

NEW SCOTLAND — News that the LeVie barn was slated to come down for future development fanned the flames of a public interest in rescuing the historic building, said New Scotland Councilman Daniel Mackay, and last-minute buyers may still save the day.

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The LeVie-Hilton barn is just the latest in cherished places that have been lost; identifying what we value now will help preserve our remaining heritage for the future.

NEW SCOTLAND — The Collar Laundry Union of Troy, organized in early 1864 by Kate Mullany, a 19-year-old Irish immigrant, was to become the nation’s first truly all-women labor union.

To the Editor:

The possible eventual demise of the Hilton-LeVie barn on Route 85A near Voorheesville emphasizes the need for a listing of historical sites and landmarks in the town of New Scotland that should be protected from owners and future owners of those properties.

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VOORHEESVILLE — Cynthia M. McDermott was a musician, teacher, and artist who valued most her roles as wife, mother, and grandmother.  

She died on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 78.

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