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Kitchen-knife stabbing
Westerlo man charged with attempted murder

By Zach Simeone

By Zach Simeone

ALBANY — By the year 2030, the Capital District Transportation Committee wants to develop the region’s infrastructure for more efficient transportation, and allow for the preservation of undeveloped land.

GUILDERLAND CENTER — Joy Freisatz pages through hefty tomes on Norman Rockwell the way most people look through family albums.

She pauses to point out pictures that bring up personal memories. She shares stories from her family’s past and her own childhood.

GUILDERLAND — Since Macy’s had been improperly disposing of hazardous waste, the department store has agreed to pay the Environmental Protection Agency $49,725.

NEW SCOTLAND — Accusations of “kickbacks” and threats of lawsuits shook up the town planning board meeting Tuesday night. Neighbors vocally objected to the board’s split votes on one issue, while another complained about her neighbor’s activities.

By Zach Simeone

KNOX — Highway department workers are receiving a salary increase and retroactive pay. At a special meeting last Tuesday, the town board ratified a new labor contract by a unanimous vote.

Wheeler enthused about guiding BKW High

By Zach Simeone

BERNE — Richard Wheeler has been appointed as interim principal for Berne-Knox-Westerlo High School. At a special meeting on Tuesday night, the school board voted unanimously to approve his appointment.

New Scotland mulls coordinated assessment

NEW SCOTLAND — The town board here moved toward greater efficiency last week as it learned how to consolidate assessment duties and hired a part-time internal control officer.

“I love it,” says Blackwood her first day on the job

ALTAMONT — The face of village hall — the person who is there every day and most visible to the public — is about to change.

With fuel price hikes, officials concerned about the elderly in need

ALTAMONT —Winter is coming and village officials want to be sure residents, especially the elderly, aren’t left out in the cold.

By Zach Simeone

WESTERLO — The town’s Republican Party has emerged from the deep.

ALTAMONT — A dog described by Altamont’s public safety commissioner as “dangerously aggressive” was killed Tuesday, by a police officer’s single shot. A second dangerous dog is still at large, said Commissioner Anthony Salerno.