New Scotland

VOORHEESVILLE — The seven Greenfiber recycling bins that were a regular source of some income for the village of Voorheesville and for two local churches were removed in September by the company.

Laura Schmitz, who made headlines when supporters complained of her termination as associate principal in Ballston Spa, beat out 11 other applicants for Voorheesville's top spot.

A new pizza restaurant, run by the owners of Paul's Pizza in West Coxsackie and Pomodoro's in Catskill, may open next to the Stewart's Shop in Feura Bush.

CLARKSVILLE — Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Clarksville Community Church to meet Solomon Northrup, the central figure of the movie “12 Years A Slave.” 

VOORHEESVILLE — The village is calling, on its Facebook page, for residents to play pickleball on a new court for the up-and-coming sport installed behind Village Hall.

NEW SCOTLAND — Arthur N. Applebee, a husband, father, and grandfather, was a leading scholar of literacy and language learning and earned international renown for his seminal work on how students become literate thinkers. He died on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, in New York. He was 69.

The middle-school faculty re-examined and revised its approach to math and the Common Core after state assessment scores years ago came in low, according to Voorheesville Curriculum Director Karen Conroy. This year, about a third of students in most grades tested received scores at the highest level.

Sandy Berkman, Colonie Golf and Country Club, Voorheesville

Katy Carl, New Salem Volunteer Fire Department

At 82, the longest-serving pizzamaker in the area is retiring.


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