Berne-Knox-Westerlo is scheduled to benefit from tripled funding from the county for its programs for children facing economic, social, academic, or emotional issues.
Among the appointments at the town's re-organizational meeting was the filling of Douglas Story's term on the water and sewer committee, which he gave up citing a conflict of interest with his position as the water and sewer treatment officer.
Dawn Jordan, who led the study of hydrofracking for the town, took her seat at the board table this month — a position she lost in the 2011 election.
The year started with a financial audit that gave a poor picture of the town's records, but its summer was spent with a cordial picnic and stream-bank repair that brought volunteers together.
With two new board members, the town's governing council was deliberative in its work, while the rest of the town celebrated its community institutions and a stunning murder case was closed.
2013 was a milestone year for the town's development, with a new, spacious library and a wastewater treatment system for the Berne hamlet.
Throughout the year, the town's close supervisor race was run amid designs to zone areas in the town for businesses and a long wait for postal services to return to the hamlet.
Pastor Wendy Cook has a simple desire to see Berne residents express themselves for a public installation of art in the rural town.
Berne-Knox-Westerlo students from Spain, Colombia, and Brazil all come from Catholic countries but have various holiday traditions.
The proposed abandonment would start a quarter-mile from the road's intersection with County Route 353 in Rensselaerville and maintain the public easement.
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