On Thanksgiving eve, just after darkness fell, 74-year-old William S. Kelsey of Berne was navigating the steep “Upper Letter S” curves on the edge of the Helderberg escarpment when he hit a deer, police say.

Two companies have proposed establishing solar arrays in Westerlo; one off of Route 405 parallel to a homeowner concerned about glare, and another at the former resort Shepard Farm, on Route 32.

A proposed JROTC program at Berne-Knox-Westerlo Secondary School would depend on the feedback of the parents and students, as 10 percent of students must participate for federal funding.

A Berne GOP candidate has filed suit against the Albany County Board of Elections and his opponents in order to prevent two absentee ballots from being opened due to a former ruling specific to the county. These ballots could change the majority on the town board town board.

For Rensselaerville, rates charged by the Rapp Road landfill will be increasing by $10 a ton, leaving the town’s transfer station to reject bulkier items in the coming year to save money.

Jon McCloskey recently sought a new home for newspapers reporting on JFK’s assassination, which he had kept since he was a kid.

The Altamont Reservoir is worth a third of the value at which the town of Knox, where the reservoir is located, had assessed the property.

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.

“Deck the Halls,” an original musical by Penny Shaw, will be performed this weekend by the Hilltowns Players in the troupe’s 35th year.

After holding a public hearing, the Westerlo Town Board adopted its 2018 town budget. Westerlo will stay under the property tax cap with a 1.84-percent tax levy increase, but is anticipating exponential increases over the years in fees for garbage and ambulance services.

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