Melissa Hale-Spencer

Investigators in Massachusetts have located and recovered the remains of 42-year-old Meghan Marohn.

On Tuesday, Andrew McKeever, spokesman for the​​ Berkshire District Attorney’s Office, told The Enterprise, “The office of the chief medical examiner did confirm the ID over the weekend.”

BETHLEHEM — Two teens, stealing from a supermarket, police say, fled and crashed into a marked Bethlehem police car.
Police arrested Bishop A. Fraser and Jaquan D. Johnson — both 19-year-old Albany residents.

September marks the beginning of several hunting seasons in New York State. Hunting seasons for squirrel and Canada goose begin Sept. 1 in upstate New York, and the early bear and antlerless deer seasons begin Sept. 10 in select wildlife management units.

The state’s labor commissioner, Roberta Reardon, who will oversee the study, said, “When women are not part of our workforce, we are literally leaving money on the table. It damages our economy and it bruises our culture.”

Finding teachers of Italian is also difficult, Superintendent Marie Wiles said, so a lottery is used to decide who gets to study Italian. “We right now have two Italian teachers, both of whom are excellent, and their classes are full, especially at the middle school, full to capacity, with 30 kids,” said Wiles. “Hopefully, we can hang on to these two gentlemen who teach Italian.”

ALTAMONT — Karen Williams, Linda Zell, and Megan Connolly consider themselves to be sisters.

“The bond is that strong,” said Connolly in this week’s Enterprise podcast.

The three women are not related by blood. Rather, they are part of what they describe as a “church family.”

A woman charged with stealing from a 96-year-old Selkirk man she had been paid to care for has recently been sentenced to one-and-a-half to three years in prison, according to the Bethlehem Police Department.

Richard Gifford says that 5,000 cubic yards of tree waste from off-site locations was dumped on a pasture near his home at 2357 Old State Road. “The dumping violated town ordinances,” he told the board on Aug. 16. “It also disrupted the natural drainage systems, covered wetlands identified on the national wetlands inventory, caused groundwater backup on our properties, created a fire hazard, and created an environment for rodent infestation.”

ALBANY COUNTY — The week started with the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rochelle Walensky, acknowledging that, after a review, the agency found it did not respond adequately to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It was confusing, very frustrating, stressful, the unknown, fear of the unknown, because this was the first fall when our expectation was that everybody went back to school,”Governor Kathy Hochul said at Monday’s press conference, going over back-to-school COVID protocols. This year’s landscape is different, she said, adding, “We’re expecting it to be a much, much easier year for parents and for schools.”


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