New Scotland

Voorheesville Odyssey of the Mind teams creatively made solutions to problems. Their success earned a fifth- and eighth-grade team spots in the state competition.

VOORHEESVILLE — Village elections will go to incumbents later this month, as three open slots go uncontested.

Mayor Robert Conway, 60, is seeking his third four-year term as mayor, after previously serving as a village trustee for four years. He is currently the human-resources manager for the City of Rensselaer.

The PTA is trying something different by hosting a well known children's songwriter and singer to perform a fund-raising concert.

David P. Miranda, the first person in his family to become a lawyer, was recently elected as the State Bar Association president.

Due to the death on Friday of the Voorheesville school superintendent's husband, the budget forum scheduled for Monday, March 3, has been postponed until Monday, March 24.

In a year, the mammoth 1898 Osterhout barn will be gone to make way for upscale country club homes. A councilman is determined to move the barn and find a new use for it elsewhere in town.

A mission of the Clarksville Historical Society is to save historic buildings; it now has two — a schoolhouse and a general store.

A Voorheesville algebra teacher is emblematic of teachers across the state who this week learned they would have to change their lessons to fit last-minute backtracking in the Common Core roll-out.

Can't attend the forum? Fill out an online survey.

To the Editor:

A grassroots effort is underway to provide the residents and taxpayers in the Town of Rensselaerville with a newsletter after more than a year since the town board abolished the original, official monthly newsletter.

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