The Renaissance Festival, in its second year at Indian Ladder Farms in New Scotland, attracted 1,246 visitors on Saturday with more expected the next day, according to organizer Dan Bader.

Common Core testing introduced a fifth, or elite, level of mastery, whereas students used to be graded on a scale of 1 to 4, the Voorheesville superintendent told the school board this month.

Flooding from a collapsed beaver’s dam closed Route 443 near Route 85 on Wednesday, but public safety and public works teams cleared the road soon after.

Altamont resident and Voorheesville alumna Makayla-Courtney McGeeney published a collection of diary entries and blog posts.

Inspiring future scientists, Clayton A. Bouton High School students in Ted Simon’s Advanced Placement physics class held a festival on June 7 to launch their weather balloon and get kids excited about science and technology. A balloon with a payload is to reach 100,000 feet as video cameras film the journey and the curvature of the Earth.

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