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Grants to Scotia help improve village homes

A total of $25,300 in renovations completed on Sheir Soura’s 1912 home earlier this month was part of a $275,000 Community Development Block Grant secured by the village of Scotia last year.
A total of $25,300 in renovations completed on Sheir Soura’s 1912 home earlier this month was part of a $275,000 Community Development Block Grant secured by the village of Scotia last year.
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For years, Sheir Soura’s neighbors would call the village building inspector to report the chipping paint on her Mohawk Avenue home. Now, the house is attracting the right kind of attention. During a village-wide garage sale earlier this month, Soura, 57, said strangers complimented her on the house’s freshly painted stucco and cedar façade, a mix of khaki and ruby red trim Soura picked out herself. “People kept coming up and saying, ‘Oh my god! ...


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