Hilltowns

The Weiler family welcomed customers on June 14 to the opening of the Fox Creek Market general store in the Berne hamlet before a heralding tune from the Knox Town Band.

A retired race horse was found dead with an arrow in its side in May. Now, its owners want its name, Belle, to carry on in a rehabilitation effort for neglected horses.

BERNE — The district’s third and final expired bargaining agreement was settled within the 2013-14 school year, approved without opposition on June 16, the last regular Berne-Knox-Westerlo board meeting for Interim Superintendent Lonnie Palmer.

The school board returned Joseph Natale, a former interim business official, to Berne-Knox-Westerlo, voting with no opposition on his 13-month contract to head the district. He'll be paid $800 a day.

When Reed pleaded guilty, she was informed that, if she failed to follow the conditions of her felony probation, the court could find her in violation of the conditions and sentence her to time in state prison.

A student in Schoolhouse No. 5 returned last week, nearly eight decades hence, to tell Berne-Knox-Westerlo second-graders about her early education.

For 52 years — he scarcely missed a single Sunday — Wally Quay has played the organ for worshippers at the church where he was baptized as a baby.

The change to a tax-assessment reduction for veterans was pushed for by Knox resident Edward Ackroyd. It passed on June 10 with four votes in favor and one abstention.

To the Editor:

I was recently a candidate for the Berne Town Board and have long been a supporter of the Republican Party locally. Generally, the town of Berne has been controlled by elected officials supported by the Democratic party and without major controversy.

COPsync 911 is intended for life-threatening situations, to silently communicate with emergency responders. Sheriff Craig Apple is the first to test it in New York.

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