New Scotland

Margaret Craven Snowden called conservation easements along the Helderberg escarpments “a miracle,” allowing her to fulfill her decade-long dream of preserving her land. 

The town was awarded a grant to devise new zoning regulations for the commercial zone in the hamlet of New Scotland at routes 85 and 85A. A committee of residents has been appointed to work with a hired consultant.

NEW SCOTLAND — Alan Howard Coughtry was a creative craftsman known for his sense of humor. He died on Friday, April 10, 2015, at the Hilo Medical Center in Hawaii. He was 65.

“He enhanced the lives of all he met,” his family wrote in a tribute. “Alan leaves friends from coast to coast, and around the world.”

Ninety-seven Voorheesville students opted out of the state English Language Arts tests this week, after the administration and school board gave a presentation on how the exams would be given.

Good eggs were on the scene the day before Easter as kids hunted for eggs left by an imaginary bunny that may have worn turnout gear.

Proposals were presented for planning at Voorheesville's "triangle" of Grove Street, Main Street, and Voorheesville Avenue, but a draft master plan won't be submitted until closer to the end of April.

A contingent from the school hopes to visit community businesses and organizations to share blue ribbons in recognition of its Blue Ribbon School designation last fall.

In place of the LeVie barn, which has been used to store equipment by the Colonie Country Club, a lower structure is supposed to be built while the historic barn gets a new home.

A Feura Bush man was arrested last week for stealing a silver candelabra worth $800, according to Albany County Sheriff Craig D. Apple.

Scenes of musicians preparing and rehearsing for their New York State School Music Association evaluations could be seen at the Voorheesville high school last week.


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