Marcello Iaia

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.

Plucked strings and stomping contradancers vibrated the humid air over the Altamont fairgrounds for the Old Songs Festival from June 28 to 30.

EAST BERNE — Jamie Lynn Kennedy wanted to be an earth-science teacher when she graduated from Hunter College in New York City in 2011. After following a winding path in education she has returned to her home on Main Street to open a day-care center.

EAST BERNE — The East Berne Auto garage is now the East Berne Fire garage, and the future site of a new firehouse.

BERNE — The Berne-Knox-Westerlo School Board is planning to present details of its negotiations with the Teachers Association at its June 17 meeting, two years after an impasse and four years after the last extension of their agreement.

The interim superintendent for BKW takes the mantle left by Paul Dorward with a contract for one year.

Kimberly Dott, 44, turned herself in to Altamont Police in May. 

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