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KNOX — Among the goals for Vasilios Lefkaditis in his second term on the Berne-Knox-Westerlo School Board is the creation of a central repository for the school’s documents.

BERNE — An Army veteran and now a computer trainer, Russell Chauvot said he loves teaching and wants to work on the evaluation system for Berne-Knox-Westerlo instructors if he is elected to the school board.

KNOX — One year after she was elected to the Berne-Knox-Westerlo School Board, Chasity McGivern is running for a full three-year term.

The BKW alumna filled the term left unfinished when board member Maureen Sikule resigned.

BERNE — One of the neighbors and potential bidders for a foreclosed property near a state preserve is the town’s building inspector, who was recently accused of trying to devalue an adjoining parcel.

Altamont will apply for $75,000 in grant funds provided through the state's Environmental Facilities Corporation's Green Innovation Grant Program.

NEW SCOTLAND — Last week, Diane R. Deschenes was honored by the New York State Town Clerks Association for renewing her status as a Registered Municipal Clerk.

Guilderland lost its title this year, to Latham, by a margin of three points.

GUILDERLAND — Guilderland Police Officers performed a water rescue at the Normans Kill on Saturday after two men, who, police say, had been drinking alcohol, jumped from the Frenches Hollow foot bridge.

Investigators determined that the fire started on the back porch of a third-floor apartment, and was due to the accidental or improper disposal of hot coals.

In the past year, said Police Chief Carol Lawlor, there were 17 heroin overdoses in Guilderland, and five of them were fatal.

Tears and cheers, handshakes and hugs were all part of the ceremony on April 24 where Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy recognized outstanding volunteers for their community work.

The annual Go Green Day and Recycling Extravaganza drew 570 people on Saturday, April 26, its highest ever attendance. The day offered educational booths, vendors, and a chance to recycle.

Happy and healthy went hand in hand on Saturday as kids at the YMCA Adventure Camp played while they learned.

Local fire departments held open houses or Recruit New York events last weekend.

The Albany County Sheriff’s Office joined State Troopers and officials at a ceremony on April 28 dedicating a new gravestone for Harold C. Mattice on the anniversary of his death in 1923.