Westerlo's town board came under fire at Tuesday's meeting, accused by a few residents of continuing to exclude the public. 

BERNE — On Jan. 12, Mackenzie Dunnells, who is 12, swallowed bleach from a bottle in her home in Berne; she wanted to die.

“I got this overwhelming feeling, thinking about all that has been done for five years at school and no one listened to me,” said Mackenzie.

Vasilios Lefkaditis, the new supervisor, ran his first meeting with a more intense style than his predecessor and offered personal help or connections to solve problems.

ALBANY COUNTY — Graham Gardineer, 41, of Guilderland, was sentenced on Jan. 8 by Judge Stephen W.