H. Rose Schneider

Westerlo Town Board, Rapp

Acting Supervisor William Bichteman, when asked who would take charge of the town during a planned absence, said that he had appointed former supervisor Richard Rapp and Councilman Joseph Boone as deputy supervisors.

Paisley Bunt

Penny Shaw, along with her husband, Rich Bartley, is directing a new generation of Comedy Kids in a new version of Shaw’s play “Not Yer Av’rage Fairytale.”

An overflow from a sewage pump in Berne last summer was a “saturation” of water used for cleaning, rather than a sewage spill, said the town’s supervisor, Sean Lyons. Last June, Lyons had commended the town board because it had not “escalated into an Enterprise event and TBM [town board meeting] disruption.”

Not all farms are passed to the next generation of a family. In Knox, a beef cattle farm changed hands from a farmer who has owned the land for decades to a farmer who is trying new ways to make a profit.

Captain Walter Schedel

Rensselaerville residents gathered at the New York State Park Police training facility to submit their opinions and learn more about proposed projects at the facility that could include reopening a firing range that was closed by a citizens’ lawsuit.

A Berne-Knox-Westerlo parent said that she is out of options to place her child in after-school childcare after he was removed from a YMCA program at BKW. She says that her son was mistreated by staff there, while the program officials say that the program could not provide the level of care he needed.

Laurel Tormey Cole

Laurel Tormey Cole likes to teach yoga to beginners and people over 50, developing strength and flexibility and improving balance.

“This was an ACE,” Superintendent Timothy Mundell said, referring to an adverse childhood experience.

Just over half of the seventh-graders surveyed at Berne-Knox-Westerlo reported having some sort of trauma, according to the school’s social worker, who described how the school has been addressing this.

BKW students in Future Farmers of America described a trip involving stops at dairy and swine farms, grain processors, and stops at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory.

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