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A headhunter wooed Dr. Thomas Reardon from Voorheesville Elementary to the superintendent position at Wynantskill Union Free School District in Rensselaer County. Reardon will begin his new duties in July.

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The Renaissance Festival, in its second year at Indian Ladder Farms in New Scotland, attracted 1,246 visitors on Saturday with more expected the next day, according to organizer Dan Bader.

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Common Core testing introduced a fifth, or elite, level of mastery, whereas students used to be graded on a scale of 1 to 4, the Voorheesville superintendent told the school board this month.

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Flooding from a collapsed beaver’s dam closed Route 443 near Route 85 on Wednesday, but public safety and public works teams cleared the road soon after.

Altamont resident and Voorheesville alumna Makayla-Courtney McGeeney published a collection of diary entries and blog posts.

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Inspiring future scientists, Clayton A. Bouton High School students in Ted Simon’s Advanced Placement physics class held a festival on June 7 to launch their weather balloon and get kids excited about science and technology. A balloon with a payload is to reach 100,000 feet as video cameras film the journey and the curvature of the Earth.

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VOORHEESVILLE — The First United Methodist Church of Voorheesville at 68 Maple Ave. will hold a Vacation Bible Camp called “Beach Party.”

The camp will run from Monday, June 29, through Thursday, July 2, meeting from 9 a.m. to noon each day.  Children ages 4 years old through fourth grade are eligible to attend.

Organizers of the Fourth Annual Summer Solstice Festival are expecting a record turnout on June 20, from noon to 4 p.m., on the Albany County Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail in Bethlehem and Voorheesville.

New Scotland Councilman Daniel Mackay starts a new job next week as executive director for the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation.

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Dianne Luci, trustee, First United Methodist Church of Voorheesville

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