Renée Crisafulli is an experienced nursery school teacher, brimming with enthusiasm, and the Voorheesville Community Preschool hopes she'll reverse declining enrollment as the program nears the half-century mark.

Jennifer L. Do was arrested April 8 for allegedly stealing jewelry from her step-grandmother. Chief Deputy Kerry Thompson of the Albany County Sheriff's Office says people should be cautious when allowing people to work in their homes.

The roughly $2 million budget proposed for next year is down slightly from this year, with a $20,000 in savings on court salaries since the village court has been consolidated with the town's.

A special-use permit to build a house in an industrial zone has neighbors balking; not at the possibility of a house, but at what they see as a property in disarray. They are hoping the New Scotland planning board places conditions on the permit to keep the property tidy.

Voorheesville has turned its school risk behavior task force into a community alliance, bringing more community members together to provide kids with alternative activities, in hopes of keeping them away from use of drugs and alcohol, and other risky behaviors.

While trying to balance the budget this year, Voorheesville is also trying to fill its assistant-superintendent-for-business position.

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