Albany County’s Independence and Conservative parties have each endorsed a slate of Berne candidates, including those running against one another. In Knox, the Independence Party endorsed a slate of candidates already endorsed by the town’s Democratic Party, but two Republican-backed candidates are on the ballot, as well.

Route 443 in the towns of Bethlehem and New Scotland has been reduced to one alternating lane of travel during daylight hours as the state’s Department of Transportation repaves the road.

At the First Baptist Church in Westerlo, a church known for its missionary work, a former “missionary kid” has been chosen as the new pastor.

BERNE — Berne-Knox-Westerlo’s school meal prices will increase 10 cents for the 2017-18 school year, but school board members with children in the district say that quality has not increased with price.

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