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A first-ever master plan for Thacher Park calls for a visitors' center, rock-climbing and bike trails as well as an expanded beach at nearby Thompson's Lake Park, all to be managed under the name of Thacher.

VOORHEESVILLE — Wayne S. Raynsford, a World War II veteran and family man, died on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at the Our Lady of Mercy Life Center in Guilderland. He was 89.
A lifelong resident of Voorheesville, he lived on Altamont Road.

NEW SCOTLAND — The Voorheesville Community and School Foundation is inviting the community to enjoy a complementary performance of the Classic Theater Guild Production of White Christmas at Proctor’s Theater on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m.

NEW SCOTLAND — The New Scotland Historical Association has republished the book, Voorheesville, New York: A Sketch of the Beginning of a Nineteenth-Century Railroad Town, written by the village of Voorheesville historian, Dennis Sullivan.   

A mother and daughter, Audrey and Kelly Iacobucci, have created characters like themselves to star in a series of mysteries; their first book is being released this week.

Less than a third of the town's registered voters went to the polls on Election Day and, of those, a large number did not cast votes for local offices. All of the incumbents were unopposed as the GOP put up no candidates.

NEW SALEM — An active community and church volunteer, Marion E. “Skippy” Weiss Klapp, died peacefully surrounded by family members on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at her home in New Salem.  She was 87.
Born in Albany on July 7, 1926, she was one of four siblings and the daughter of P. Henry Weiss and Ella Viola Clother Weiss. 

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