The third annual “Discover the Hilltowns: Farms and Artisans Tour” on Sept. 14 and 15 was very well attended, as more people head for the Hilltowns each year for this self-guided driving adventure in the countryside.
The members of the Guilderland Fire Department are once again preparing for their annual open house, which is being held this year on Oct. 5. The hours will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. The firehouse is located on the corner of Western Avenue and Willow Street.
In 1820, Thomas Jefferson wrote: “An enlightened citizenry is indispensable for the proper functioning of a republic. Self-government is not possible unless the citizens are educated sufficiently to enable them to exercise oversight.”
Last week, the Knox Volunteer Fire Department hosted a ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Due to the rainy weather, the gathering was held inside the firehouse.
The Kenneth Runion, Patricia Slavick, Paul Pastore slate boasts about the town having a strong ethics code. Having a meaningful law helps to ensure that public officials like the tax assessor act with integrity and in the public interest and not any self interest.
The Helderberg Hilltowns are closer than you think. On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14 and 15, discover the Hilltowns as you visit farms and artisans in Berne, Knox, Rensselaerville, and Westerlo. This self-driving tour is free and sponsored by Helderberg Hilltowns Association.