New Scotland

Like Kiwanis clubs across the country, New Scotland's is struggling to maintain membership, leading to a loss in programs.

These local students have been named to the dean’s list or received a similar honor from their college or university for the fall 2013 semester:

Caitlin Abelseth of Voorheesville, and a member of the class of 2015 at Providence College in Rhode Island;

These local students have been named to the president’s list at Hudson Valley Community College for the fall 2013 term, with a grade-point average between 3.5 and 4.0:

Maria Commisso of Altamont, in the diagnostic medical sonography academic program;

Town board members have plans for 2014  that include repairing storm-damaged roads, developing the local economy, making long-term plans for land use, and saving a historic barn.

On Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, the Old Men of the Mountain met at Mrs. K’s Restaurant in Middleburgh for their traditional Christmas Party.

Citizens made progress in 2013 towards getting a Quiet Zone to silence train whistles and a feuding village board made peace with its ambulance squad as they worked on a contract at year's end.

The odor of marijuana led police to search the car, where marijuana, crack cocaine, and scales were found.

While politics were static in 2013 — the incumbents faced no challengers in town elections — the future of Thacher State Park drew regional interest as did the disposition of an unprecedented negligent-homicide case

After months of increasingly bitter disputes, the village and Voorheesville Area Ambulance Service, on the cusp of a new contract, are working together to resolve differences.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens has announced that, beginning Thursday, Dec. 26, the public will not be able to purchase hunting, fishing, or trapping licenses, or secure a recreational marine fishing registration or report game that has been killed.

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