BERNE — Jayne Fresina of Berne has had a total of 15 historical romance novels published to date, and all of them since 2011. All are available online, and six are available in print.

She has been writing for about a decade, always while holding down other jobs. But in July Fresina, who is a native of York, England, plans to leave the part-time job she has held for 10 years, and begin to write full-time.

ALTAMONT — This weekend, artists and groups with musical traditions spanning the globe will converge on the fairgrounds in Altamont, for the 35th annual Old Songs Festival.

One such group is the Philadelphia-based Runa, which has its roots in Celtic music, but blends in numerous other influences, co-founder Shannon Lambert-Ryan said this week.

The noisy display of hardened, antique machines will go on this weekend, at the 106 Murphy Road in Schoharie.

Rosemary Centi has worked as Guilderland's town clerk and David Cardona has been a village trustee and a chief court clerk.

Bruce W. Dearstyne, who grew up in Berne, surrounded by history, has included a chapter on the tenant farmers' rebellion in his new book on the spirit of New York.

A Slingerlands man was sentenced on May 19 in Bethlehem Town Court for driving while impaired by alcohol.