H. Rose Schneider

ALTAMONT — The Altamont Fair will be celebrating 125 years since it was founded to feature livestock competitions and horse races.

A second vote was taken at Knox’s town board meeting Tuesday night on establishing a second business district in the town. As at the July meeting, the vote failed with a tie of 2 to 2.

A Greenville man crashed his car in Westerlo early Wednesday morning, according to the Albany County Sheriff’s Office.

In order for a cable company to qualify for a grant to fund expanding its internet service in Westerlo, the town must go through a multi-step process to approve a contract before Aug. 15. But last week at a board meeting, town officials were wary of being locked into a contract.

Joanna Bull

The founder of the organization Gilda’s Club, Joanna Bull, talks about Buddhism and the practice of social and emotional support when confronting cancer.

In reviewing the proposed capital project to upgrade the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Elementary School, the board of education considered tacking on an extra cost to upgrade technology in the secondary school.

The draft of a shared-services plan for Albany County includes a recommendation to consolidate the town of Berne’s highway department with the county’s Department of Public Works.

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Board of Education reviewed a draft of board goals compiled from ideas discussed with community members at a reorganizational meeting of the board. 

The Knox town park will be upgraded over the next few years, with a new playground that people with disabilities can use, to be put in with grant money from New York State.

The Knox Democratic caucus was tense as those nominated mostly by members of the party’s committee were pitted against a slate of nominees already on the Republican ballot. Republicans had earlier nominated a slate of candidates enrolled in various parties.

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