An absentee ballot count for the town of Berne left the GOP candidates holding on to the supervisor and the town council seats. But the Democratic candidate Joel Willsey is only one vote behind Republican candidate Frank Brady. Two votes that were brought in excess of the eight-ballot minimum by Democratic Party Chairman Gerald O’Malley have not been counted, and the GOP intends to file a lawsuit to keep it that way.

Opinion

We got a letter — a real letter — that began, “I have recently reached age 100 and have begun to slim down my files. Lo and behold, I came across an editorial I believe you may have written.

Guilderland

Allan Simpson

Allan Simpson was the last choice of voters in May, but the first choice of the board of education in November.

New Scotland

The Voorheesville Board of Education approved new reserve funds that will help the sometimes-difficult process of school budgeting.

Regional

A Mayan Hands basket maker displays her work.

BETHLEHEM — The Black Friday Fair Trade Market, a two-day event in Delmar, has become a Thanksgiving weekend tradition.

Hilltowns

Richard Rapp

In Westerlo, Councilman William Bichteman will be stepping down in January. Bichteman has done the bulk of the work on many of the town’s projects in Westerlo, and his ouster has led to questions about what this means for the supervisor he has assisted.

Sports

The Guilderville girls’ swim team — with athletes from Guilderland and Voorheesville — dove and jumped from the blocks at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Swimming and Diving championships on Friday during the preliminaries at Ithaca College in efforts to win a state championship.

 

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