One regular onlooker at Westerlo town board meetings said he was “thrilled” that the first meeting of the new year, on Tuesday, was “not so bitterly divided” as before, with fluid interaction between the board and audience.

A once-abandoned resort has been approved to host two new solar arrays in Westerlo.

Elizabeth Garry

As a presiding judge, Elizabeth Garry, a former resident of Berne, will not only be leading the state Appellate Court, Third Department and several committees, but also will be part of a group responsible for shaping state judicial policy.

Scott Green

The departing town supervisor, Kevin Crosier, said a ruling by the state “vindicated” the town, while former employee Scott Green maintains he was discriminated against and was wrongfully fired.

Luke McDermott is a former Marine and a native of Westerlo. After being injured in Afghanistan, he sought out a new team to be a part of.

Westerlo said goodbye to one of the board members and welcomed a new grant writer for the town.

After state park police constructed a firing range for training at the former Camp Cass facility, neighbors have said their animals are skittish, the noises are bothersome, and that they are worried about lead pollution.

A county plow truck lost control in a snowstorm on Dec. 9 and crashed into a Rensselaerville home in an area where vehicles before have failed to navigate the nearby turn and crashed.