Andrew Gibson

WESTERLO — Andrew R. Gibson, 42, pleaded not guilty before Justice Kenneth Mackey in Westerlo Town Court on Wednesday night to felony charges that followed a fatal May 16 crash.

Congressman Paul Tonko is requesting funding from the federal government for 10 projects in New York’s 20th District, including one from Westerlo that would expand broadband access in the poorly served town.

Berne Town Clerk Anita Clayton is seeking the Democratic nomination for a vacant town board seat, challenging Tim Lippert, who was endorsed by the Berne Democratic Committee.

The victims were Victor and Lois Porlier, a couple. Victor Porlier, 83, frequently wrote letters to The Enterprise editor.  

Michelle Viola-Straight, the director of community relations at the Veterans and Community Housing Coalition, has a conflict related to funding that her organization receives from the federal government, which pervents her from running for office. 

The flag will be delivered and presented at the Hilltown Memorial Day Parade by Lieutenant Commander Nathan Stempel, an East Berne native who enlisted in the Navy after his graduation from Berne-Knox-Westerlo in 2001, and would go on to earn a Bronze Star and several other decorations.

Two Berne-Knox-Westerlo students, Jeremy Martin and Maia Ballapo, have organized a car wash for Saturday to help the Sperry family. Lisa Sperry died after a May 16 crash and two of her sons were injured. The driver who hit their minivan head-on was charged with driving while intoxicated.

RIC Permitting Manager John Reagan told The Enterprise this week that new solar technologies will likely allow for a project with less impact than the previous one, which was spiritually approved by the Knox Planning Board but frustrated by the sudden absence of a planning board member in the middle of a critical vote. 

As it works to formally establish the Heritage Museum as its own legal entity, the Westerlo Town Board is likely to create more overlap between the museum, which is a public organization, and the local historical society, which is a private organization, by creating a unified board. 

Voters were largely in favor of the district’s $23.7 million budget and its 2-percent tax decrease, a $504,000 bus proposition. The lone board of education candidate, Lisa Joslin, will replace Randy Bashwinger, who did not seek re-election.