H. Rose Schneider

Candace Christiansen

In the Hilltowns and surrounding areas, the Anti-Rent Wars, which occurred nearly two centuries ago, still inspire art and literature.

A Berne-Knox-Westerlo junior won first place in a Future Farmers of America state competition for her knowledge of police dogs and other jobs involving animals and agriculture.

While not yet rolled out, a county-wide health consortium is supposed to lower costs for towns, villages, and school districts in the county.

The reconstruction of a bridge in West Berne has been delayed until late summer due to ground movement, an unusual phenomenon.

The Westerlo Town Board appointed several new town officials, including a sustainability planner to the zoning board who is guiding the town in applying for a state grant.

Knox residents will be able to help build a new playground at the town park this July.

The Albany County Planning Board determined the proposed Knox business district was incompatible with the town’s zoning and character, and suggested the comprehensive plan first be reviewed.

By 44 votes, Berne’s highway superintendent, Randy Bashwinger, has won the Berne-Knox-Westerlo School Board race, ousting the incumbent. By a higher margin, voters also passed the district’s $23 million budget and a bus proposition.

Video shows the father of a BKW student admonishing a child for bullying his son.

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo School Board approved having the county sheriff’s office install devices to communicate with police as well as hire a school resource officer from the sheriff’s office at $65,000 annually.


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