Route 402, Westerlo

WESTERLO — The committee working to increase broadband access in rural Westerlo wants to draft a new agreement with Mid-Hudson cable. The committee is asking residents who want service to make their needs known.

After hearing a number of questions in a public hearing on a drafted solar law, the Westerlo Town Board tabled the issue, with the likelihood of at least another public hearing on the law. 

A chimney fire was put out by the Westerlo Fire Department Wednesday morning. Two residents, including a lifetime member of the department, escaped, but the house will have to be rebuilt after its chimney was knocked down to control the rest of the fire inside.

A new heating system for the town hall and a draft solar law are vetted.

Verizon wants to close a coverage gap in the hilly rural terrain.

Katherine J. Schryver

WESTERLO — Katherine J. “Kit” Schryver, a teacher’s aid and mother who liked to garden and cook, died peacefully at home with her family by her side on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. She was 61.

Westerlo fire

A fire in Westerlo that occurred two days before Christmas has the family living in town without a home, although fire departments were able to save their pets and presents. A community response, including an account to donate to, has sprung up in response.

A majority of absentee ballots added to the Democratic candidate’s column opposing Ken Saddlemire for a seat on the Knox council.

WESTERLO — Town officials in Westerlo hoped for a big turnout Tuesday that would ratify their plan to borrow $887,000 to renovate the former school building that now serves as the town hall.

WESTERLO —  The preliminary $2.8 million town budget does not ignore “the elephant in the room,” says town board member William Bichteman.


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