H. Rose Schneider

Muriel Frasher and Ronald Bates are the only town candidates on the ballot in Rensselaerville this November — an off year for town elections. 

A Rensselaerville man was charged for sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl for several years as well as strangling her at least once in 2014 while living in the town of Westerlo, according to the Albany County Sheriff’s Office.

Chris Tague

After a close election in April, Schoharie Republican Chris Tague won the race to represent the 102nd Assembly District after Republican Peter Lopez stepped down. His Democratic opponent, Aidan O’Connor, is again challenging him in the November election.

Angelo Santabarbara

Angelo Santabarbara, a Democrat who has represented the 111th Assembly District since its creation, is being challenged by a Republican Schenectady County legislator, Brian McGarry, who said he is looking to win the rural portions of a district that runs from Montgomery County, to Schenectady County, and to the Hilltowns.

John E. McIntyre, who is on the state’s sex offender registry, was charged with additional crimes following his initial arrest last week in an investigation by the Albany County Sheriff’s Office.

A request for a speed-limit reduction was met with disappointment in Knox. But an expert believes speed-limit reductions are not always the answers for traffic safety.

A museum on agriculture has been proposed for Switzkill Farm’s “Pheasant House,” a metal building with several sections that could be used not only for a museum but potentially for a wildlife rehabilitator and a 4-H club.

A Berne man, who is already a registered sex offender, was arrested after texting and having inappropriate contact with a 13-year-old girl, police say.

Westerlo town leaders asserted that the level of chemicals detected in the water was always there, but that state standards changed. The state’s health department, however, said the standards have not changed.

A Berne firefighter and college professor, Mary Alice Molgard will be honored by the Women’s Press Club of New York this month.

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