H. Rose Schneider

“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.

Michael A. Snyder Sr.

The jailed woman said that Michael A. Snyder Sr., of Rensselaerville, raped her three times in the last two weeks.

While the town board will have the final say on the proposed multi-use recreational district in Knox, the planning and zoning boards have already weighed in, with mixed results.

Following complaints from the previous inspector about not having enough hours or resources, the Berne Town Board agreed to split the job into two building-inspector positions.

Two public hearings on the proposed facility will be held on March 27: from noon to 2 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m.

The acting supervisor, William Bichteman, cannot vote on the town board but otherwise has most of the powers of town supervisor. Republican council members say they want to leave it this way until voters can choose their own supervisor in November.

Matthew Tedeschi

Berne-Knox-Westerlo Superintendent Timothy Mundell said that  school board members hope that Board President Matthew Tedeschi will help to represent rural schools in Albany County.

BERNE — This rural Helderberg Hilltown, long dominated by Democrats, saw a Republican resurgence two years ago, nearly flipping the town board majority. Two Republicans — Supervisor Sean Lyons and Councilman Dennis Palow — both won their first-ever elected posts and the third GOP candidate lost by a single vote.

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