Melissa Hale-Spencer

Kathleen Putzig will teach schoolchildren about their history and has plans for celebrating the town's bicentennial.

"We don’t want to add things back for next year, and then have to make cuts,” cautioned Guilderland Superintendent Marie Wiles.
 

Berne-Knox-Westerlo plans to use its added state aid to fix one-time problems next year like resurfacing the track or abating asbestos in the elementary-school basement.

Dana Sherman values the camaraderie that comes with volunteering for the Knox company.

In December, Scenic Rensselaerville, a group that court papers describe as having 170 members, many of them artists, sued the Albany County sheriff in December.

BERNE — Randy Bashwinger, Berne’s highway superintendent, led a procession of 50 down the town’s main street under darkening skies Wednesday evening. On the march from the school to Town Hall they shouted, “Berne lives matter.”

When that chant petered out, they started calling “Crosier needs to go.”

Two years after a consultant recommended school closure to deal with declining enrollment and excess space, the district is on the verge of filling empty classrooms with a pre-kindergarten program.

Michael Venuti has a large new house on a hill overlooking the Bozenkill. He told the town board at its March meeting that what he sees out his window every day is a dilapidated shack across Bozenkill Road from his house.

Without their own library, many Knox residents use libraries in Berne and Altamont but the town doesn't contribute funds commensurate with use.

According to the Albany County assessment rolls, the house, which stands on 1.09 acres, had a full market value of $190,795.

 

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