Leaving a family without a home on Christmas, a fire on Villeneuve Drive still has an unknown cause, state investigators say.

The prospective buyer of a Knox property in foreclosure called the outcry over the land sale a “political hit job.”

Matthew Tedeschi

A school-district appointment, according to a board member, was not advertised, and there were no interviews conducted.

The town supervisor said Rensselaerville is left with three options now: choose its own judge, have the state select a replacement, or wait until November.

Dennis Palow

“It’s something like ‘The Music Man’ to me,” said an audience member in response to a proposed  Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, which a former Army officer said he received 32 signatures of interested students at Berne-Knox-Westerlo.

A Freedom of Information Law request made by The Enterprise has revealed blank building inspection reports in the town of Knox going back as far as 2014 and stretching into 2017.

The couple whose house burned Saturday is planning to rebuild on the site.

Two women who were accused of abusing their animals this summer have had their cases resolved. A Berne resident who had been arrested for eight counts of abuse pleaded to one count. A dog breeder from Westerlo, who been charged with three counts of animal abuse, had her charges adjourned in contemplation of dismissal. The lawyer who represented both women said they never intended to harm animals.

Three applications for solar arrays in varying steps of the application process were reviewed at Westerlo’s planning board meeting Tuesday night, including one community solar project and two larger commercial projects.

A decision by the Albany County Supreme court was made to count two absentee ballots in the election in Berne, leading to a win by Democratic candidate Joel Willsey by one vote.