Community news

RENSSELAERVILLE — A spring festival in the Medusa hamlet weaves together strands of the community every year to raise funds for the fire company. This year, it will feature talks by prominent local speakers, a business fair, and a “kids’ art lab.”

Eleven women and two teenage girls were recently attacked over the course of 12 hours by several assailants and survived.

NEW SCOTLAND — The Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District is coordinating a fish stocking program for private pond owners. 

Species available include rainbow trout, largemouth bass, channel catfish, minnow, and triploid grass carp.

BERNE — A box draped in a white sheet was a transformative device on the floor of the Berne library. In went a gray-haired man after reading a book, and out crawled a baby boy.

EAST BERNE — Veronica Stempel and her mother, Kimberly, are confident in each other.