Conservation easements on the property will limit the town's primary use to a few dozen acres among nearly 360. Town officials hope the land will be a source of jobs for residents and revenue to the town.

RENSSELAERVILLE — In his first run for elected office, Ronald “Joey” Bates, a policeman and Rensselaerville native, will have four party lines — Democratic, Republican, Conservative, and Independence Party — when residents cast their votes in November for town justice.

BERNE — On the last week of August before the three Wright children returned to school at Berne-Knox-Westerlo, their home was eaten by flames.

RENSSELAERVILLE — The Carey Institute for Global Good has its feet on the ground and its head in the clouds.

At 75 years, the Rensselaerville Volunteer Fire Department showed little weariness Saturday. The ceremonial moments at the all-day celebration had the air and intimacy of a family reunion that ended with music and fireworks.

Five of Marcia Pangburn's neighbors from Thompsons Lake  sat with her as she waited in court.