Hilltowns

KNOX — While 5-year-old Kenneth White’s aunt and legal guardian was away for 30 minutes to visit his school Thursday afternoon, he was strangled in his home, police say.

The county legislature recognized firefighters from Berne, East Berne, and Westerlo on Dec. 15 for their service helping during a severe snowstorm in Erie County in the middle of November.

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A tour of three sites in the Hilltowns Tuesday morning showed off the conservation projects that have been the labor of the Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District, partnered with the federal Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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Marcia Pangburn, who was arrested for resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration last summer, said she felt the hearing, where he attorney asked questions for most of the three hours, did not go well for her.

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Police knocked on doors in the Rensselaerville hamlet last month after a councilman called and complained about cars parked on the street. The response from residents was called a "small uproar" by the sheriff.

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HILLTOWNS — Are your kids looking for something fun to work on over the holiday break? How about building a sled?

The first annual joint Berne-Knox Winterfest will be held on Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Knox Town Park, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A new event will be added — the Cardboard Sled race.

BERNE — High school Principal Brian Corey will leave Berne-Knox-Westerlo in January to become the superintendent of a small rural school district in Schoharie County.

A jury found Henry Manigault guilty of rape, strangulation, imprisonment, and assault of his intimate partner in Medusa, a hamlet in the town of Rensselaerville.

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Florence A. Stanco, a homemaker who attended the Berne-Knox School when it was new, died peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. She was 95.

She was born in Berne, the daughter of the late Charles Jones Sr. and Edna Stevens-Jones. 

KNOX — Dwayne Rockenstyre was sentenced to pay $845 after he was found guilty of a lesser driving-while-ability-impaired charge in a jury trial in June, with Judge James Corigliano presiding.

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