Route 402, Westerlo

WESTERLO — The committee working to increase broadband access in rural Westerlo wants to draft a new agreement with Mid-Hudson cable. The committee is asking residents who want service to make their needs known.

Kim Lovell

BERNE — An educator in the Middleburgh school district, Kim Lovell says she sees many parallels between the school she teaches in and the school she sends her child to, Berne-Knox-Westerlo.

After hearing a number of questions in a public hearing on a drafted solar law, the Westerlo Town Board tabled the issue, with the likelihood of at least another public hearing on the law. 

A town board meeting in Berne last week saw the resignation — and appointment — of a board member.

A town board meeting in Berne last week saw notifications of seasonal road closings and an arranged fee schedule for Switzkill Farm.

Shepard Farm, Westerlo, New York

A former resort and relic of the 1940s and ’50s has been bought with the intention to restore it and possibly rent it to local businesses in the town of Westerlo.

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy and the Eldridge family of Rensselaerville closed on an agreed conservation easement last month.

On Saturday, Jan 28, BKW hosted the Yankee Doodle Circus at the high school. The event was a fundraiser for the Class of 2018

A chimney fire was put out by the Westerlo Fire Department Wednesday morning. Two residents, including a lifetime member of the department, escaped, but the house will have to be rebuilt after its chimney was knocked down to control the rest of the fire inside.

For Helderberg Community Energy, the wait has been a decade long to see some Hilltown families with community renewable energy. Monolith Solar opened the area’s first community array, with some Hilltown customers, in Johnsonville last month.

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