In both Westerlo and Berne, the goal is to get shut-in elderly people out for a meal and some company. Their funding sources and organizers, however, are separate.

In the wake of a Jan. 15 fire in the hamlet that gutted Richard Platel’s century-old home, the community is rallying to set up a Fire Fund.

The snowstorm Tuesday brought just a few inches to the Hilltowns, but the school buses and beef cattle weathered its visit in the middle of the day.

KNOX — The owner of Hitmans Towing pleaded guilty to operating a business in a residential area and paid a $300 fine on Jan. 21, ending a legal challenge to the town five days before a trial was scheduled to start.

In the wake of 5-year-old Kenneth White's murder, relatives are battling in court, unsuccessfully, to care for his two young sisters who remain in the county's custody.

The town's newest judge, Ronald "Joey" Bates, was the freshest face among those taking their oaths at the Jan. 2 reorganizational meeting in Rensselaerville.

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