New Scotland

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. 

Albany County Legislator Herbert W. Reilly claims Bethlehem officials ignored a bill to protect county water.

New Scotland resident and Watervliet police officer Joshua Spratt, 35, pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree criminal sexual act, a felony, last week, in satisfaction of charges last July of several criminal sexual acts, and a charge of official misconduct, according to a statement from the Albany County District Attorney’s office.

Five candidates are running to fill three seats on the New Scotland Town Council, but several positions — including that of supervisor — remain unopposed for the Nov. 3 election.

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