Marcello Iaia

The interim superintendent wants to replace a Registered Nurse position with a Licensed Practical Nurse, freeing money for a plan to have home visits for early developmental needs.

The fourth annual Festival of Writers, Aug. 15 to 18, will bring together artists with international reputations and a love for the region.

Kevin Crosier, Helderberg Senior Services board member and supervisor of Berne, said a new site would be established with lower costs and a possible van for elderly patrons.

Marijo Dougherty, curator of the village archives and museum, has displayed an auto-racing poster for the upcoming Fair Week, as well as reproduced pictures of Lee Wallard, a famed dirt track racer who won the 1951 Indianapolis 500.

The 24-year-old was arrested in April, when state police believed he had robbed homes in Greene, Albany, and Schoharie counties.

“We’re going to make BKW a wildly exciting and successful place for all of us,” said Audrey Roettgers, appointed at the end of July.

In addition to the reconditioned windmill, fairgoers will be treated to freshly cut wooden shingles cut by an old shingle machine at the museum.

Chairman Robert Price said the planning board still has to agree on a proposed change to the buffer that would separate business districts from residential areas.

With $120,000 repairs needed to a library, and two more resignations by high-level administrators, the Berne-Knox-Westerlo School Board, and its new superintendent, Lonnie Palmer, are making big decisions about the district's future.

BERNE — At the end of its July 15 meeting, the school board used colorful markers and shiny stickers to determine its priorities and goals for the year: settle contracts, improve academic scores, differentiate instruction, reduce bullying, create budget timelines, and promote positive news.

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