In Voorheesville, incumbents fell and budgets were easily approved on Tuesday, May 21.

BERNE — In a close race, Berne-Knox-Westerlo School Board President Matthew Tedeschi won another three-year term on the board Tuesday.

The current wait for a hold on an e-book is 39-and-a-half days, compared to a week for a print book.

GUILDERLAND — After many years without a contested race, this May 21st, five candidates are vying for three seats on the Guilderland Public Library Board of Trustees. Two are incumbents — Barbara Fraterrigo and Barry Nelson — and three are newcomers: Catherine Barber, Mark Keeling, and Philip Metzger.

This May, voters residing in the Voorheesville Central School District will decide on a $25.4 million school budget for next year.


The $23 million proposed Berne-Knox-Westerlo budget for 2019-20, adopted by the school board on Monday, will trigger a half-of-1-percent tax-levy increase. While some argued there should be no tax increase at all, others said that the budget was “baseline” and “uncomfortably tight” and would have been better with a slightly higher increase.

Another increase in prescription drug costs has pushed the Voorheesville budget deficit for the 2019-20 school year to over $600,000.

VOORHEESVILLE — The village’s proposed $2.64 million budget for next year is down significantly from this year’s budget of $3.23 million. The roughly $300,000 garnered from property taxes is below the state-set levy limit.

The Voorheesville School Board will have to make some deep cuts to next year’s budget to fill a gap created by an increase in prescription-drug costs.

The first draft of Altamont’s 2019-20 budget is about $2.3 million.


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