New Scotland

A program for second-grade students at Voorheesville Elementary School has helped create a new home for monarch butterflies in the area, taking part in a nation-wide study about hazards they face.

Cathryn Doyle of New Scotland challenged a ruling to revoke her judgeship based on actions she took while presiding over the Albany County Surrogate's Court. The Court of Appeals upheld the ruling to remove her from the bench.

Utility companies have been given the chance to resubmit plans for the "energy superhighway" project, aimed at bringing power from the North to New York City, so they stay within the existing right-of-way.

Last month, a Feura Bush resident allegedly stole a lawn mower from his former landlord's shed and drove it back to his home on Lower Flatrock Road.

Summer sun shone on Sunday as people flocked to the Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail Solstice Celebration, which extended for the first time to Voorheesville, along with the trail.

Renaissance Festival last weekend, directed by Kendall Hudson, was a first for the Capital District and included a jousting area and three stages with all manner of song and dance as well as demonstrations of traditional Renaissance arts like leatherworking, pottery, and chainmail.

Burhan Ozmat has made a device that will travel to Mars in 2016. The mechanical engineer, originally from Istanbul. works from a lab in his basement in New Scotland.

After 21 years of working for New Scotland, Carol Cootware is retiring.

Sean Descisciolo of Middle Grove, N.Y., was sentenced this week for a burglary he committed last August.

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