H. Rose Schneider

The Helderberg Earth and Sky Observatory and Science Center is now seeking land in Rensselaerville to build an observatory, but is first trying to connect with the community.

A Westerlo man was arrested and sent to Albany County’s jail after he was found with one pound of marijuana packaged for sale, and a search of his home turned up six pounds of marijuana, police say.

Jacob C. Ostrander

A 26-year-old man shoved his ex-girlfriend into a door, where she hurt her hand, and choked her, police say.

The deadline for property-tax payments in Berne was extended to Feb. 21.

The town of Knox submitted its 2016 annual report just last week. Its 2017 and 2018 reports have yet to be submitted, and an audit of the town by the state comptroller’s office is to be conducted this spring.

The Berne supervisor said his vote against the moratorium was symbolic to say that the town needs to move forward on enacting a law to allow for industrial solar arrays, while a councilwoman writing such a law said it needs time and consideration.

Property on West Woodstock Road was cited on Jan. 28, after previous building inspectors had also cited the property owners for violations in both 2012 and 2017.

The Albany County Civil Service is now reviewing the dismissal of three Knox transfer station workers, and had issued a decision that at least two shouldn’t have been fired before rescinding it, town officials said.

The Berne Town Board decided in a split vote to reinstate the positions of liaisons a little over a month after the supervisor decided to do away with the posts.

The building has been used by police, emergency medical service responders, firefighters, and blood-drive workers.


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