New Scotland

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.

VOORHEESVILLE — In the midst of a snowstorm Tuesday that canceled after-school events, 183 district residents cast votes on a $2.7 million bond project, which passed 131 to 52.

FEURA BUSH — Bessie Argiris was close to her family, doting over her niece and nephew and caring for her aging parents.

“She just was a very loving aunt,” said her nephew, Raymond Vadney.

Bessie Argiris died on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. She was 84.

These local students have recently distinguished themselves:

We’ve all seen them, two elderly people sitting silently across each other in the restaurant or diner, staring past each other in a dull deadening silence.

How long have they been married? A long time.

Was it always like this? No.

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