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Advanced Car Wash on Voorheesville Avenue is closed after a fire broke out Friday and damaged equipment.

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Marion Parmenter remembers the Voorheesville library from when she was a child; she worked there as a teenager in the 1950s; and now she enjoys sewing there with the Nimblefingers.

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VOORHEESVILLE — Roger Spencer had no blood relatives but he had a family of admirers, many of who knew him as the cowboy at the village laundry.

NEW SCOTLAND — News that the LeVie barn was slated to come down for future development fanned the flames of a public interest in rescuing the historic building, said New Scotland Councilman Daniel Mackay, and last-minute buyers may still save the day.

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The LeVie-Hilton barn is just the latest in cherished places that have been lost; identifying what we value now will help preserve our remaining heritage for the future.

NEW SCOTLAND — The Collar Laundry Union of Troy, organized in early 1864 by Kate Mullany, a 19-year-old Irish immigrant, was to become the nation’s first truly all-women labor union.

To the Editor:

The possible eventual demise of the Hilton-LeVie barn on Route 85A near Voorheesville emphasizes the need for a listing of historical sites and landmarks in the town of New Scotland that should be protected from owners and future owners of those properties.

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VOORHEESVILLE — Cynthia M. McDermott was a musician, teacher, and artist who valued most her roles as wife, mother, and grandmother.  

She died on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 78.

VOORHEESVILLE — A shy man who valued camaraderie, R. Scott Pease loved his wife, his children, and his grandchildren but also considered his friends at the local American Legion Post, gun club, and tavern his family, too.

Mr. Pease died on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, after a long illness. He was 52.

While union laborers and Tennessee Gas officials said an expanded pipeline would be good for the community, residents had doubts about long-term dangers.

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