After a brightly colored parade, residents gathered to hear solemn speeches in the hamlet of Knox on Memorial Day. “We’re here to honor the dead,” Don Champion, an Army veteran and member of the Knox Volunteer Fire Company, said in his introductory remarks during the ceremony.
Saturday's Memorial Day parade marched through the village's main street in a light rain that didn't deter the crowd from cheering, waving flags, and saluting. The festive day also included a barbecue at the firehouse and fireworks to light up the spring sky.
If federal grant money doesn't come through for a rail-trail center and museum in Voorheesville, the village wants to proceed with the project locally, hoping to attract tourists to the start of the route that is to one day reach Albany.
Meteorologists of the National Weather Service rated the site of a destroyed home in Duanesburg to be EF3 and all other parts of the tornado’s roughly seven-mile path to be EF0 and EF1, with EF5 as the highest rating.
A proposal to put a kennel in the Residential Agricultural district in New Scotland has neighbors concerned about smells, noises, and increased traffic near their homes. But the owner believes she can answer those concerns.
Following the January vandalism in Voorheesville, the middle and high schools have been without a sign. Last week, a new sign with a slightly different design appeared out front of the school building.