Hilltowns

WESTERLO — Strong willed in whatever she did, Marilyn C. Nevins was thankful for her life and resolute in her faith.

She died on her birthday, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in the home of her loving son John. She was 83.

ALBANY — For driving while intoxicated in Westerlo in October, a 25-year-old man from Delmar got two to six years in jail, a $2,000 fine, and an 18-month license revocation, according to a release from the Albany County District Attorney’s Office.

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One of only two parents to come to a forum on what to look for in a new Berne-Knox-Westerlo superintendent said he was "desperate for consistency" as the district has high turnover in leadership roles.

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On New Year's Day, Supervisor Kevin Crosier outlined plans for 2015, including renovating the park pavilion, updating zoning, and buying highway equipment.

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KNOX — On New Year’s Day at 9 a.m., Councilman Dennis Barber pointed out how nice the newly painted Saddlemire Homestead looked in front of Town Hall with its green shutters installed.

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WESTERLO — Clifton J. Dutton always spoke his mind. A truck driver, he volunteered as a firefighter for half a century and, his son said, was a strict but fair father.

“My father taught me that honest is the best way,” said Eric Dutton, “so I come right out, and people know where I’m shooting from. That’s what he did.”

Berne can look forward to having a roof over its salt and sand, Supervisor Kevin Crosier said during the town’s reorganizational meeting on Jan. 1 as he described projects for Berne in 2015.

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MEDUSA — Edith Fancher Ormsbee, a wife and mother who lived in Medusa for more than half of a century, died on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 at Cobleskill Regional Hospital. She was 70.

KNOX — Adel R. Agnew, who, with her husband, raised six children on their Craven Road dairy farm, died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at Our Lady of Mercy Life Center. She was 94.

BERNE — In 2014, the town was shaped in several ways by the hand of government, which was itself shaped in a close election for highway superintendent.

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