New Scotland

Carpentry was a constant in the life of Francis J. Conde Sr.

He earned his living in the trade, as a member of Local #117 in Albany. It brought him to his wife, and it was a skill he wanted to pass on to his children.

The Voorheesville Fire Department declined to take over ambulance duties — a relief for contentions between the village board and the ambulance squad, which says Mayor Conway's statement about the situation in the village newsletter was incorrect.

NEW SCOTLAND — On Wednesday, Oct. 2, the Clarksville Historical Society presents “Civil War Camp Music” with Uncle Billy’s Balladeers.

The interactive theater performance, featuring songs and poems of the Civil War, starts at 7 p.m. at the Clarksville Community Church on Delaware Turnpike in Clarksville.

A 44-year-old East Greenbush man fell to his death while illegally scaling the rock face at the John Boyd Thacher State Park on Sept. 13.

NEW SCOTLAND — Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University will again be offered at the First United Methodist Church at 68 Maple Ave. in Voorheesville, beginning on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and continuing on Sundays for nine weeks.

NEW SCOTLAND — The New Scotland Historical Association is pleased to have Barbara Baciewicz and Sharon Kielty, long-time volunteer interpreters at Historic Cherry Hill, come to our program on Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center in New Salem, to reenact the crime of the Cherry Hill Murder of 1827.

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

Rachel Coe of Slingerlands, at Purdue University in Indiana;

NEW SCOTLAND — The Voorheesville American Legion Auxiliary is holding its fourth annual tag sale, on Oct. 12, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on Voorheesville Avenue in the village.

CLARKSVILLE — Matilda “Carol” Krause never stopped striving. An artist and writer, who worked for years as a colormatcher at General Electric Plastics, she always put her family first. As she coped with multiple sclerosis, she remained optimistic.

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