Fueled by a bond defeat that would have upgraded town buildings, Republicans in this rural Hilltown, dominated by Democrats for decades, have put up a slate of candidates for the Nov. 3 election.

The grant money is being spent on equipment to help with car crashes since the company answers accident calls far more frequently than fire calls, the fire chief said.

In its 200th year, the town of Westerlo is celebrating with its sister city in Belgium and delving into its history.

Benjamin Rauf, the grandson of a Westerlo dairy farmer, is accused of murdering a classmate from the Temple University law school.