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VOORHEESVILLE — Three brothers from a small school have all been chosen by the nation’s top military academy — West Point.

Their care for each other belies the reputation of an armored soldier.

Women wore jewelry and corsages as they viewed scrapbooks at the 50th anniversary celebration of the New Salem Department Auxiliary last Saturday.

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New Voorheesville Superintendent Brian Hunt is set to take the helm in July. Hunt began his teaching career in Voorheesville, and left in 2001 to become an administrator. When the superintendent's position opened at Voorheesville, he said, "I couldn't pass it up."

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Police continue to investigate a crash on Route 32 that sent a teenager to the hospital in serious condition, after the vehicle's driver lost control on a difficult S-curve and hit a tree.

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Margaret Craven Snowden called conservation easements along the Helderberg escarpments “a miracle,” allowing her to fulfill her decade-long dream of preserving her land. 

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The town was awarded a grant to devise new zoning regulations for the commercial zone in the hamlet of New Scotland at routes 85 and 85A. A committee of residents has been appointed to work with a hired consultant.

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NEW SCOTLAND — Alan Howard Coughtry was a creative craftsman known for his sense of humor. He died on Friday, April 10, 2015, at the Hilo Medical Center in Hawaii. He was 65.

“He enhanced the lives of all he met,” his family wrote in a tribute. “Alan leaves friends from coast to coast, and around the world.”

Ninety-seven Voorheesville students opted out of the state English Language Arts tests this week, after the administration and school board gave a presentation on how the exams would be given.

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Good eggs were on the scene the day before Easter as kids hunted for eggs left by an imaginary bunny that may have worn turnout gear.

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Proposals were presented for planning at Voorheesville's "triangle" of Grove Street, Main Street, and Voorheesville Avenue, but a draft master plan won't be submitted until closer to the end of April.

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