NEW SCOTLAND — The zoning board of appeals on Tuesday unanimously granted a temporary use variance for the construction of just a foundation of a building on land that has not yet received approval from Albany County Department of Health, effectively closing a public hearing held open for two months.

VOORHEESVILLE — The school board here appointed local parent Doreen Saia to the board on Monday to fill the spot vacated by Kristine Gravino in September.

Also, the board heard a presentation by Voorheesville Elementary School Principal Thomas Reardon about the VES spirit program for students.