Hudson Valley Wireless General Manager Jason Guzzo told The Enterprise this week that the company is in the early stages of working out a proposal that aims to “provide broadband internet access to constituents” in Knox.

Knox Supervisor Russell Pokorny made a motion this week to hire as transfer station supervisor Richard Dexter, who had been illegally fired from his job at the town’s transfer station in 2019.

Bayard Elsbree Memorial Park, in Preston Hollow, is overseen by the Preston Hollow Park Committee, which came together in 1997, per the terms of the park’s deed. Rensselaerville’s town attorney, William Ryan, advised the town board last week that the committee may need to be formally designated by the town.

Angela Carkner, who owns several businesses, submitted an application early last summer to turn her Westerlo farm into a wedding venue and found, to her immense frustration, that the process was more complicated than she anticipated. 

Although the Helderberg Lake Dam, in Berne, had cracks and other deficiencies over the decades that it had undergone inspections by the New York State Department of Conservation, it was not considered to be out of state compliance until 2016, because of a lack of an engineering assessment due two years prior, and again in 2018, following an engineering assessment.

The Berne Town Board appeared highly critical of the tax district proposal at its meeting last month, suggesting alternative solutions to fund the unsound Helderberg Lake Dam.

Rensselaerville residents Travis Myhre and Tanya Skinner manage the Hudson Valley Vengeance, a travel-baseball team that takes adolescents from the Hilltowns and beyond and develops their natural athletic abilities.

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Board of Education accepted Superintendent Timothy Mundell’s proposed budget in a unanimous vote, along with the district’s annual bus proposition and the proposed purchase of 1772 Helderberg Trail. All three items — plus school board elections — will be subject to a district vote on May 17.

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