The Lunar Codex, says its creator, is “a message-in-a-bottle to the future, a snapshot of our generation. Our hope is that future travelers who find these time capsules will discover some of the richness of our world today.




We are living in a time and nation of deep division and animosity, a time of racial reckoning, a time when our trusted democratic institutions are faltering. This has been exacerbated by a pandemic that has driven many of us into isolation so it is both refreshing and uplifting to come across an initiative that bridges divides and allows people to connect — even if remotely — in a way that is helpful and healing. We wholeheartedly endorse a program launched this month to serve residents of Albany and Schenectady counties.


 In those first 10 years, it seemed no one dared go above 30 miles per hour, “which we enjoyed, especially living on Main Street,” said Altamont resident Mya Sullivan, but over the past year, she has begun to see drivers flying down Route 146. 


The Berne-Knox-Westerlo boys basketball team was home on a very cold evening, Jan. 21, to face-off against Western Athletic Conference foe Mayfield. The Bulldogs turned up the heat on the Panthers, winning 76 to 55.



“It’s all about the semiconductors and we are in a war,” said Governor Kathy Hochul. “We are in a global war with other countries, China, Taiwan, Korea, and others who want to own the dominance of this industry. We’re not letting that happen.”

New Scotland

Voorheesville Superintendent Frank Macri noted not everything on the previous five-year condition survey got done. “I know we looked at two five-year [surveys] previously,” he said, “and there were still things that were on those five-year plans that weren’t accomplished … So just because they’re on a five-year plan doesn’t mean they have to get finished.”


The Berne Town Board held a public hearing on a new animal-control law this week and received mostly minor suggestions for alteration from a public that seemed largely pleased with the proposed regulations.