Hilltowns

Including the public in plans for Westerlo's town buildings could improve plans as well as engendering support from the people who will have to fund it — the taxpayers.

On Feb. 9, the Old Men of the Mountain met at the Country Café in Schoharie.

Although the recently elected supervisor said he wanted "new blood" on the planning board, the town board members re-appointed the board's 40-year member, Daniel Driscoll, over his objections.

The new superintendent said that, at the next school board meeting, district programs that alleviate harassment will be explained. "Our mantra has been find it and fix it," he said.

Comments from residents who served on or valued the Budget Advisory Committee moved the school board to postpone its plans to suspend the volunteer group.

This Tuesday (the day the Old Men of the Mountain met) was the same day that, that rodent weather prognosticator in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (I got the spelling from

GALLUPVILLE — Joel Peter Landauer, a mechanic, technician, and councilman who enjoyed riding all-terrain vehicles and motorcycles, died on Saturday, Feb. 6, at Ellis Hospital. He was 60.

Mr. Landauer was born to Anthony Joseph Landauer and Shirley Elaine Landauer, née Schanz, on March 21, 1955, in Schenectady.

RENSSELAERVILLE — The Carey Institute for Global Good is hosting its third annual Small Grains Workshop for farmers, brewers, distillers, maltsters, bakers, and any others interested in the future of New York State small-grains production in the greater Capital Region, Schoharie, and Upper Hudson and Mohawk valleys. 

BERNE — The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Parent-Teacher Association will be hosting a Meet the Candidates Night on Monday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the secondary school library.  This is the night before the special vote, which will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Westerlo's town board came under fire at Tuesday's meeting, accused by a few residents of continuing to exclude the public. 

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