Melissa Hale-Spencer

A full slate of Republicans challenged the Democratic incumbents on the Westerlo Town Board and one of the GOP newcomers won a seat.

Death took its toll this year as two community leaders died of cancer. The aftermath of a boy's murder was ever present.

A Berne jury found Brian Hoover, 43, of East Berne, guilty of two misdemeanors — driving while ability impaired by a drug, and driving while ability impaired by the combined influence of drugs.

Timothy Mundell wants to tap into the energy of the Hilltown agricultural community to shape school courses.

The school district here is in a "wait-and-see mode" since “things are flying around fast and furious,” according to the curriculum director.

People are always concerned about health and safety and damage but they continue to enjoy and value the presence of deer," says a Cornell researcher who helps develop a process for setting limits on deer.

Inclusion won’t be costly next year as the school district takes "baby steps," says Superintendent Marie Wiles.

ALTAMONT — A priest whose quest in life was “to make Jesus real” is described by those who knew him best as being like Jesus himself.

Joseph F. Girzone died on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn in Albany. He was 85. His books were read by millions of people around the world.

Nearly a year after the slain body of 5-year-old Kenneth White was found in a roadside snow bank in Knox, his cousin Tiffany VanAlstyne has pleaded guilty to murder.

"We shift to a mindset of focusing on what the student can do, not what the student can’t do," said Demian Singleton, explaining the school district's focus on inclusion.


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