New Scotland

Last Saturday, Tim Albright led a group of hikers through John Boyd Thacher State Park. Along their journey, Albright taught the group about the history of the area, from millions of years ago to the present.

Monday evening, the Voorheesville Board of Education heard from students objecting to a cut elective and parents concerned over large class size. The board also announced retirements and tenures.

Voorheesville recently filled their vacant assistant superintendent for business position, as school business administrators are becoming harder to find.

NEW SCOTLAND — Following his Feb. 22 arrest on Western Avenue in Guilderland, Kyle Pianowski, of New Scotland, was sentenced this week to two to six years in state prison for driving while high on heroin.

On April 2, Pianowski pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated – impaired by drugs, a felony.

One kennel was approved on Price Lane with conditions while a second, on Unionville-Feura Bush Road, had the public hearing left open.

NEW SCOTLAND — New Scotland native Jesse Sommer, now a captain in the United States Army, says the military is at the forefront of a very important social issue — acknowledging victims of rape and sexual assault and helping them along the road to recovery.

NEW SCOTLAND — “Old Silver Leg,” about Pieter Stuyvesant in the New World, is a musical program to be presented on June 17 by “Ankie, Nanne & Tseard,” a group of three folksingers from Friesland in the Netherlands.

Saturday's Memorial Day parade marched through the village's main street in a light rain that didn't deter the crowd from cheering, waving flags, and saluting. The festive day also included a barbecue at the firehouse and fireworks to light up the spring sky.

A proposal to put a kennel in the Residential Agricultural district in New Scotland has neighbors concerned about smells, noises, and increased traffic near their homes. But the owner believes she can answer those concerns.

A special-use permit that has been in front of the New Scotland Planning Board since September of 2012 was finally approved at this month's meeting.

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