Rensselaerville resident Diana Hinchcliff was named president of the Retired Public Employees Association

Garth Slocum spoke with The Enterprise this week about his past experience, his view on revaluation, and whether office hours are necessary for an assessor.

On Dec. 4, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will honor East Berne resident M. Claire Ansbro-Ingalls as a woman of distinction for her work with Kenneth’s Army, an organization that fights against child abuse and other societal ills.

After its first appointee declined the position because he could not attend the required office hours, Westerlo has appointed Garth Slocum to replace Peter Hotaling as sole assessor.

The Rensselaerville Library’s new director, Heidemarie Carle, describes the opportunity to serve the Hilltowns community with the experience she’s built up over decades with non-profit and government organizations as “providential.”

Michael Vincent with turkey call, podcast

Michael Vincent talks turkey for our Thanksgiving podcast. Here, he sounds a turkey call he made himself. He shares memories of hunting all the way back to his boyhood on his grandparents’ farm on Pleasant Valley Road in Knox. There, he hunted on the land for food which they ate.

Peter Hotaling, who was Westerlo’s assessor for over 19 years before the town offered the position to others, has been hired as Rensselaerville’s sole assessor. 

NEW SCOTLAND — Two-tenths of a mile of Route 443, the Delaware Turnpike, in the town of New Scotland will be closed this weekend to allow the state’s Department of Transportation to replace a culvert underneath the road.

Westerlo’s tax levy for 2020 is $1,351,230 —a mere hundred dollars beneath the tax-levy limit of $1,351,336.22

Supervisor Sean Lyons

Thanks to more focused revenue projections and a dip into the fund balance, Berne’s 2020 budget promises less spending and lower tax levies.