The special election comes just a few months before a large general election but several years after stalled plans to fix a leaking roof and a weathered highway garage.

The Route 443 bridge over the Fox Creek in Berne opened last Thursday after being rebuilt over the summer.

The $1.01 million project was completed in two phases over two summers to accommodate school-year traffic. The Berne-Knox-Westerlo schools are located on Route 443 at the other end of the hamlet from the bridge.

KNOX — For the second consecutive race, Democratic Supervisor Michael Hammond is being opposed by a resident saying he has been in the post too long.

In a partnership between the Boys & Girls Clubs and engineers from AT&T, kids tried their hands as amateur engineers at Camp Lovejoy.

RENSSELAERVILLE — Judging by the applause, about half the crowd at last Thursday’s hearing opposed the plan for a 180-foot tower on top of Edwards Hill because it would mar the Catskill vistas while the other half favored the sheriff’s proposal because it would bring radio reception for emergency calls to parts of Rensselaerville — inc

RENSSELAERVILLE — After spending the summer as an Odum intern at the Huyck Preserve in the Helderbergs, Jamaine Hunt is heading home to West Virginia this week feeling raw.