The Westerlo Town Board appointed several new town officials, including a sustainability planner to the zoning board who is guiding the town in applying for a state grant.

Knox residents will be able to help build a new playground at the town park this July.

The Albany County Planning Board determined the proposed Knox business district was incompatible with the town’s zoning and character, and suggested the comprehensive plan first be reviewed.

By 44 votes, Berne’s highway superintendent, Randy Bashwinger, has won the Berne-Knox-Westerlo School Board race, ousting the incumbent. By a higher margin, voters also passed the district’s $23 million budget and a bus proposition.

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo School Board approved having the county sheriff’s office install devices to communicate with police as well as hire a school resource officer from the sheriff’s office at $65,000 annually.

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The Berne-Knox-Westerlo School Board voted to have an attorney review the board of education handbook, which states that the board president must act as the voice of the board, after another board member contacted the press.

A $32,000 grant will fund efforts to stop invasive species at the Huyck Preserve in Rensselaerville.

A father from the Berne-Knox-Westerlo School District has said that accusations that he shook a child are false, and said that his own child has been subjected to bullying for five years.

Although the town of Rensselaerville has just 1,800 residents, residents checked out over 15,000 items from its library last year.

Two property owners want restrictions in old contracts removed.

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