Marcello Iaia

Ronald "Joey" Bates says he will retire from the Albany County Sheriff's Office if he wins election in November.

After a kitchen fire last month, the family's home on Bradt Hollow Road is uninhabitable as they stay in a family member's house. 

The Carey Institute for Global Good has matured into an important resource for regional brewers and farmers and will soon start residency programs in journalism and arts.

Conservation easements on the property will limit the town's primary use to a few dozen acres among nearly 360. Town officials hope the land will be a source of jobs for residents and revenue to the town.

Police found a stun gun in Shawn Duncan's home in May, a violation of his probation which has since been withdrawn. The warrant used to search his home was based on interviews with family members after their horse was found killed by an arrow in Westerlo.

Five of Marcia Pangburn's neighbors from Thompsons Lake  sat with her as she waited in court.

Reviving the historic property — used as a community park, a summer hotel, and a christian retreat in Berne — along Route 443 has been complicated by an expensive demolition.

Started as an online gateway to local foods, FarmieMarket was Sarah Avery Gordon’s way for small, local farmers like her father to reach customers who increasingly shop online.

In the elementary school, teachers are embracing the math modules set out by the state as guides for curricula. Throughout the district, administrators are hoping hires of teaching assistants and teaching coaches will set BKW on the right track with the Common Core standards.

Kristin Mack, who found Berne in her search for a rural practice to begin her career as a doctor of osteopathy, said her native community in West Virginia has many similarities with the rural Hilltowns.


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