Social services and animal welfare authorities were called in to help after an anonymous tip lead the Albany County Sheriff's Department to investigate a local home.

WESTERLO – Helen M. Hempstead, an international representative for a local company who was active in her sons’ lives, died on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, at her home. She was 72.

This fall, Sustainable Hilltowns will host several community discussions. According to April Roggio, independent researcher and co-owner of the Medusa General Store, these community dialogues hope to answer this question: Would the development of a “makerspace” in the Hilltowns help to nurture small farmers?

Chris Smith, Warners Lake

On a colorful day, Tuesday, Oct. 13, the Old Men of the Mountain met at the Country Café in Schoharie.

BERNE — Timothy M. David was arrested this month for a rape police say happened the week of the Altamont Fair in August.

David, 25, of 1721 Helderberg Trail, was charged with third-degree rape, a felony, and with sexual misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child, both misdemeanors.

ALBANY COUNTY — As a newcomer to politics and a native to the Hilltowns, Christopher Smith is proud of spending his life in the rural community of East Berne and Warners Lake.

At 34, he now has a family and three businesses, one of them the large restaurant Maple on the Lake.

ALBANY COUNTY — Claiming a legislative seat for an expansive rural area, Republican Deborah Busch is laying out pointed remarks for her Democratic colleagues while continuing to sound the mantra of no tax increases that she rode into the legislature in 2011.

On Nov. 3, Knox voters will decide between a longtime incumbent supervisor, Michael Hammond, and his pro-growth challenger, Vasilios Lefkaditis.

Tuesday, Oct. 6, brought another beautiful sunrise, though the sunrise the day before was more spectacular.


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