Hilltowns

GUILDERLAND CENTER — Jean Bryson McCracken sewed not just to clothe her family but to engender in her daughters a creative spirit.

She died on Monday, June 22, 2015, twenty years after the death of her beloved husband. She was 86.

KNOX — Boy Scout Earl Barcomb recently completed his Eagle Project — a one-half mile long trail at the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy’s Winn Preserve on Street Road in Knox.

Tuesday, June 12, The Old Men of the Mountain met with a classmate of some of the OMOTM for breakfast.  This classmate is Loretta of Mrs.

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Ron Barnell, Schenectady

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Mark Resnick, treasurer, East Berne Volunteer Fire Company

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Dianne Sefcik, Westerlo

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Timothy Mundell follows two interim superintendents and will lead a district with new principals in both of its buildings.

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A delay in the town's badly needed building projects, though unclear how long, is likely.

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For Pollinator Protection Week, Berne-Knox-Westerlo students on June 16 visited the Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center to learn about bees. First, state officials — Kathy Moser from the Department of Environmental Conservation, and Tom Alworth, from the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation — talked about the importance of pollinators to New York’s food production, adding $500 million annually to the value of food crops. Then, the kids got down to hands-on learning.

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Terrice Bassler, a Berne native who has spent a career working on building education in developing nations across the world, will lead a group to work on the large project for a small town.

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