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“He gave his life in the line of duty” says the new gravestone for Harold C. Mattice, a corporal with the New York State Police, buried in Berne’s Woodlawn Cemetery.

Landscape designers from across New York competed in Syracuse during this summer’s state fair. Jerrry Parmenter, of New Scotland, entered two categories and won both.

The state’s Department of Transportation is repairing pavement this month on Route 85 and Route 9W in Albany County.

Work on Route 85 began on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Berne-Westerlo town line and runs seven miles east to the intersection of Route 85 and Route 157 in the town of New Scotland.

As the school year has started, the Albany County Traffic Safety Board has released these directives for students, parents, and motorists.

For school-bus riders:

Line up facing the school bus door — not along the side of the school bus.

Don't play in the street while waiting for the school bus.

A Berne man riding an all-terrain vehicle was killed on his Saw Mill Road property Saturday afternoon when, police say, he struck a wire strung four or five feet off the ground, meant to protect four marijuana plants.

Two lower courts have ruled in favor of towns prohibiting oil and gas exploration, extraction, and development as part of their zoning laws.

In three instances, candidates didn’t file their paperwork on time and failed to secure endorsements before the Sept. 10 primaries.

The Voorheesville School District is trying to revive its lunch program after pulling out of the federal lunch program. The district is raising prices and offering a new menu, after-school services, and catering.

“I’d worked in the assessor’s office for so long, it felt like I had really good training,” said Karen VanWagenen on stepping up to the helm.

“The flames were probably 70 to 80 feet in the air,” said one of the first firefighters on the scene, “but, the house sort of sat in a valley, so it took a while for anyone to notice the fire.”