New Scotland

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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Archivist James Corsaro is cataloguing one-of-a-kind records from Voorheesville and listing them in an online state system so they are widely accessible.

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CLARKSVILLE — Chef Daniel Smith, owner of Jake Moon Restaurant & Café, announced this week that the eatery will celebrate its sixth year by adding alcoholic beverages to the menu.

Smith recently bought the building that houses the restaurant, at 2082 Delaware Turnpike.

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VOORHEESVILLE — Clare Hemmett made a lasting impression on her Clayton A. Bouton Junior High School students 50 years ago. Now, her former students want to make an impression of their own.

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To the Editor:

Timothy Albright wrote a letter that beautifully expressed the sentiments of many in the town of New Scotland regarding the Hilton/LeVie barn, and, in this past edition, two more letters echoed the need for that barn to not only be saved but also to be kept where it belongs — at its historic site. 

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“There is a bomb in this school,” was written on the wall of a bathroom stall, according to the Albany County Sheriff's Office. Students returned from evacuation in time for lunch.

“We raised over $1,800 for local families in need!” reported Thomas Reardon, principal of Voorheesville Elementary School of the funds raised during the school's annual talent show. Reardon enthusiastically served as master of ceremonies at the event, wearing a tuxedo for the occasion.

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