Hilltowns

KNOX — With a generous boost from its savings, the town’s proposed $2.2 million budget carries over many of the same appropriations as last year while remaining under the state limit on tax-levy increases.

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The public response has been mixed in the wake of Berne's purchase of 358 acres of land, with the hope to generate revenue and jobs from it as a destination. Despite some backlash and petitions, the town's supervisor has touted the decision as one most residents are excited about.

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On Monday, Oct. 20, my granddaughter, Kassi Neal, had the day off and we spent it together at my house. My daughter, Marcia Pangburn, called and told me her lawyer, Louis Oliver called, and she had to appear in the Berne court the next day.

I had two doctors’ appointments planned so I had to change one.

BERNE — Travis Gardineer, who was found guilty of driving while intoxicated in Berne’s most recent jury trial, was sentenced on Oct. 14 to use an ignition interlock device for one year, without probation, and to pay fines and surcharges of $1,176.

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Scenes of cattle in different seasons show off the natural light of the countryside.

After a townwide letter was mailed to residents and an informational meeting held, the Knox fire commissioners are opening the polls for a second time, seeking permission to sell a tanker truck.

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The Old Men of the Mountain shook themselves out of bed on Oct. 14, and scurried off to the Duanesburg Diner in Duanesburg for the OMOTM breakfast.

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A split vote on the town board left hanging a bid offer for fixing a set of buildings long in need of repair. Now, the board will seek the services of an engineering firm in order to assess the cost of replacement.

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A back-door entrance to the Helderberg Evangelical Lutheran Church accesses three rooms where second-hand items for the home are sold for low prices on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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Shawn Duncan was arrested on a search warrant that was issued in the investigation of a Westerlo horse's killing by an arrow. This month, his case was adjourned in contemplation of dismissal.

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