Hilltowns

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.

After a year back in business, The Hofbrau restaurant once known for its German food on Warner Lake in East Berne has been closed due to the promotion of its lessee in another job.

The sun’s light and residents of the town’s hamlets filled the bays of the highway garage on the first day of June in Rensselaerville for a town-wide picnic.

Cruelty to animals is an issue Assemblyman James Tedisco hopes people statewide will rally around. Siobhan Duncan says her husband wasn't responsible for a recent case, in Westerlo, with a slain horse that caught media attention. 

After Berne-Knox-Westerlo student Sam Gerardi's family home succumbed to a fire in May, Teachers Association members collected more than $1,200 in one week toward a laptop.

BERNE — Ray Weiler says he was inspired by the customers of the Fox Creek Market and his family’s future to re-open the store that closed on March 7.

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