Released from prison just 10 days earlier, Casatelli was "a man on a mission," said lawyer for the prosecution Shannon Sarfoh in her closing statement: "He was going to have sex with a woman, any woman, regardless of her consent or lack of consent." 

Opinion

Appointments and dismissals should be based on merit, not based on political reward or punishment.

New Scotland

A draft of a new plan for zoning the hamlet of New Scotland was presented to the town board on Thursday, Nov. 30.

Regional

The Hilltown Community Resource Center in Westerlo coordinates sponsors who make a donation of food or purchase gifts for a child or family.

Hilltowns

At Knox’s upcoming meeting on Jan. 1, the town board — with newly elected members that ran with the Republican-backed supervisor — will be selecting a new town attorney, a new zoning board chair, and possibly several other positions. The supervisor has said he has received over 20 applications so far.

Sports

The Voorheesville Blackbirds boys’ basketball team hosted a Colonial Council matchup against Schalmont at home in which the Birds had a tough time cracking the Sabres’ defense in the 64-to-51 loss.