New Scotland

NEW SCOTLAND — William L. Flansburg, a carpenter and lifelong Voorheesville resident, died on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Bethlehem. He was 88.

Mr. Flansburg was born on May 23, 1927, to Leroy and Gladys Flansburg in Albany, and served in the United States Navy during World War II.

CLARKSVILLE — Juliette Salisbury, known to her friends as “Julie,” was a sociable woman with a great sense of humor. She died on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, at her home with her family near her side. She was 87.

“She enjoyed her family, and they enjoyed her,” said her daughter, Rose Pritchard. “She had a great sense of humor.”

“It’s all in how you style it,” said Nanette Blake, one of two Voorheesville women bringing a large-scale, family-friendly belly-dance show to Albany Saturday night.     

Ranked third in New York State, the Voorheesville girls’ soccer team got to the Class B sectional final for the second straight year. In a crushing loss, 4 to 1, the Birds couldn’t beat the first-ranked team, Schalmont — the same team Voorheesville last year in the semifinals.

James Conway, general manager, Voorheesville Baseball Club

Tom Dolin, New Scotland

Town employees will see 1-percent raises if the board approves the proposed budget.

New Scotland and Bethlehem will continue to share water sources and infrastructure, according to New Scotland Supervisor Thomas Dolin, while homes along the Guilderland border could get outside water if the Weatherfield system is upgraded.

NEW SCOTLAND — A drunk driver caused a head-on crash Saturday before striking a pole in Feura Bush, police say; the driver nearly collided with a police car as he recklessly passed cars near the Bethlehem athletic compound on Route 32.

Albany County Legislator and New Scotland Democratic Party Chairman Michael Mackey is being challenged by New Scotland Republican Chairman Timothy Stanton to represent district 38. 

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