Hilltowns

Tuesday, Feb. 17, the Old Men of the Mountain met at the Hilltown Café in Rensselaerville.

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To the Editor:

On Feb. 21, our Boy Scout troop had a pancake breakfast to earn money for our Gettysburg trip. All the Scouts had jobs like taking orders, busing tables, and bringing food and drink out.

Over 70 people came to eat!

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Marcia Pangburn's lawyer thinks she should have a jury in Berne, where she was arrested, but both town judges believe there may be an appearance of bias; a county judge will decide.

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A set of shared services and consolidation plans have not realized the savings that were projected, leaving Berne-Knox-Westerlo School Board members hoping for additional savings and revenue for next year's budget.

HUNTERSLAND — A homemaker who sewed brightly-colored quilts and kept her cookie jar full for her grandchildren, Daisy May Schanz was a caring and social woman.

Her pies, which she gave to people on happy or sad occasions, were made from scratch with lard, and she knitted mittens and quilts by hand.

KNOX — Thomas R. Filkins, a gentle and friendly man who was a tank mechanic during World War II and a postal carrier for most of his career, relished the role of public servant.

New York State’s Maple Weekend is celebrating its 20th year on March 21 to 22, and March 28 to 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. During both weekends, producers from across the state will welcome families to their farms to see firsthand how real maple syrup is made.

Kristen Reynders said her towing business continues to operate with its trucks parked at various locations, since she pleaded guilty to violating the zoning law in Knox.

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Richard Bader, a lawyer, keeps his New Visions students thinking on their feet, which led to the team being the first of upstate students to win a state competition on the Constitution.

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To the Editor:

The town of Berne is inviting nominations for membership to the Board of the Game Farm Road Project.  This will be a working board comprised of seven individuals both eager and interested in the future of the property and its uses.

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