Noah Zweifel

Barbara Kennedy, a Democrat who’s running for highway superintendent in Berne, has been accused of animal abuse on social media, but those claims, which stem from a series of photos anonymously posted online, appear to be unfounded.

Photos posted on Facebook last week of documents that show charges brought against Berne Democratic candidate for town clerk Jean Guarino in 1995 leave the public to draw their own conclusions from limited information. 

The Helderberg Lake Community Association’s current petition to the town requests that the town front the cost of dam repairs — up to $500,000 — which would then be paid back by lake residents and those with lake access through the creation of a special tax district.

WESTERLO — Two men who knew each other were arrested in Westerlo on Sept. 3 following a confrontation that involved gunfire and property damage, according to a press release from the Albany County Sheriff’s Office. 

Republican candidate for Knox Supervisor, Kregg Grippo, has a history of professional and personal financial mismanagement, as revealed through a series of court records and municipal documents. After The Enterprise attempted several times to contact Grippo for more information, he filed a harassment complaint against the Hilltown reporter responsible for the story.

The City of Albany Water Department will issue 100 licenses to hunters who live in Westerlo or Coeymans, or who are employees for the city of Albany, in an effort to cut down on the reservoir’s deer population. 

On Monday, a small fire broke out at one of the solar fields in Westerlo. Westerlo's Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Don Filkins told The Enterprise that it was put out quickly and that, even if the fire had been allowed to burn, there would have been little to no risk to the public. 

The surface of the bridge is being replaced, requiring a detour for passenger vehicles, buses, and trucks until mid-November, at which point only trucks will be required to detour. 

On the heels of the New York State Department of Health’s mask mandate for schools, the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Board of Education adopted a layered-mitigation opening plan to maximize flexibility inside of an evolving health crisis. 

The Berne Town Board reappointed Cheryl Baitsholts as the town’s dog-control officer, 4 to 1, but Baitsholts will reject the offer, she wrote in a letter to the Enterprise editor. 


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