Runners took to the streets in Knox last Saturday, March 19, for the fifth annual Sap Run. The prize for winners? a pint of maple syrup.

BERNE — Randy Bashwinger, Berne’s highway superintendent, led a procession of 50 down the town’s main street under darkening skies Wednesday evening. On the march from the school to Town Hall they shouted, “Berne lives matter.”

When that chant petered out, they started calling “Crosier needs to go.”

Berne's supervisor and highway superintendent need to set aside their differences and work together to honestly answer this question: Is it more productive to have the highway crew work four 10-hour days or five eight-hour days?

WESTERLO – Edmund A. Keppler, who loved his farm life, died on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. His family wrote that he “went home to be with our Lord and Savior.” He was 75.

“He loved living on the land, and working outdoors,” said his sister, Dorothy Leicht. “He was friendly to everyone he met. He was a very sweet person.”

The good weather is still holding for we OFs who currently travel to the furthest restaurant on our schedule to have breakfast.

Michael Venuti has a large new house on a hill overlooking the Bozenkill. He told the town board at its March meeting that what he sees out his window every day is a dilapidated shack across Bozenkill Road from his house.

Without their own library, many Knox residents use libraries in Berne and Altamont but the town doesn't contribute funds commensurate with use.

BERNE — William D. King, a kind and compassionate friend who loved fishing, died on Sunday, March 6, 2016. He was 57.

Mr. King was born in Albany on Jan. 23, 1959. He graduated from Bethlehem Central High School in 1977, and attended Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.

BERNE — The town’s highway superintendent — a Republican in a town governed by a council of all Democrats — left on a planned trip to Maine at 2 p.m. last Friday afternoon. That evening, he heard from two of his six full-time highway workers: They had been fired by the town supervisor.

"We'll do triage," Knox's Superintendent Vasilios Lefkaditis, told the town board as he showed pictures from a recent tour indicating problems at the highway garage and transfer station he said are too expensive for town funds to cover.


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