NEW SCOTLAND —John Boyd Thacher State Park will get $3.8 million for its new visitors’ center, the governor’s office announced on Tuesday. The Helderberg park is to receive almost half of $8.7 million allocated to Capital Region parks.
“We’re really excited about it,” said Chris Fallon, park manager at Thacher, yesterday. “It’s really going to give the park a facelift,” he said of the new visitors’ center, slated for the Indian Ladder Picnic Area.

Hunters young and old tracked down Easter eggs last weekend at the East Berne and Westmere firehouses.

It has been a years-long struggle for Knox resident Jonathon Francis, son of Pastor Jay Francis, who presides over the Rock Road Chapel.

The Rotterdam developer, George Amedore, and the Duanesburg sheep farmer, Cecilia Tkaczyk,  will square off again, but this time Tkaczyk has a two-year Senate record to run on.

Ernest "Ernie" O'Dell, a board member at Helderberg Christian School in East Berne, was honored at Legislative Day for New Yorker's Family Values Foundation on March 18.