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A survey on the 2014-15 budget should be submitted by March 5 for the budget advisory committee to review. It will remain open online until March 10, when school board members meet next to discuss the budget.

The renovations will make the former hotel more compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, with better access for people using wheelchairs.

The clarifications to ethics board procedures discussed with the town's attorney had the overarching goals of keeping the length and cost of investigations down and included the question of whether or not and how defendants should be reimbursed for attorney's fees.

Interim Superintendent Lonnie Palmer recommended the school board make cuts and share services to reduce non-instructional costs at Berne-Knox-Westerlo and offset spending on training for teachers and additional instructors.

GUILDERLAND — The school board at its February meeting adopted a tax break for veterans, heard about progress on a $17 million building project, and gave budget preferences as a prelude to the superintendent’s presentation of her 2014-15 proposal tonight.

With the option of extending the alternative veterans' tax exemption to school taxes, the Berne-Knox-Westerlo school board held a public hearing on the question but hasn't yet taken a vote.

The railroad industry is independently pushing for regulations to increase the safety of moving crude oil, but the federal government is slow to respond.

Teenagers cast their lenses on the Hilltowns in December as part of a community arts project spearheaded by Pastor Wendy Cook of the Helderberg Evangelical Lutheran Church and Altamont artist Laura Provo-Parker. Their images were mostly printed in black and white and are on display in the Berne library.

“I kept thinking to myself, ‘Why do we have this car running outside all the time?’” said Maureen Ramirez of the need to add a third bay to the Altamont squad's building.

New York’s State Superfund Program identifies suspected inactive waste disposal sites that pose a significant threat to public health or the environment, and uses state funds to evaluate, clean up, and monitor the sites.

A display on early Altamont inventors is featured at Village Hall.

In a year, the mammoth 1898 Osterhout barn will be gone to make way for upscale country club homes. A councilman is determined to move the barn and find a new use for it elsewhere in town.

Their fourth album — named 10 Years 2Late because, they joke, they are “10 years too late for a major recording contract” — consists of 14 original songs, about relationships, including budding relationships; full-blown love; and break-up songs.

The land is currently zoned Residential R15 and Residential R40, and would need to be re-zoned to Planned Unit Development — which can exceed zoned density requirements — in order for the project to go forward.

A fund-raiser today in the Schenectady neighborhood where Andrea Fortuin has her yoga studio will raise more than money, said her friend, Renee VanKuren; it will raise her morale.