Hilltowns

The town's attorney noted Town Law says the preliminary spending plan becomes the effective budget if the deadline to adopt a final version isn't met.

WESTERLO — James Carll’s heart was in his hands. A locksmith, then a crane operator, Mr. Carll enjoyed machines as puzzles, and helping people with a piercing humor. 

James E. Carll Jr. died of lung and bone cancer at his home on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. He was 53.

A couple of weeks ago, I was honored to host a party for Pauline Williman. She is one of many that were born and raised in the Hilltowns.

Monday, Nov. 4, came and was very busy for Danielle, Zoey and me.

Danielle took family leave from work so we could get all her dad’s affairs in order.

Our first stop was the bank to get some checks and pay some bills. Then Zoey had a doctor’s appointment.

To change or not to change was the question in Knox elections this year. The answer: All incumbents kept their posts.

EAST BERNE — A keen eye and warm smile made Viola Durocher a loving and positive mother and beautician.

She died on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in Jacksonville, Fla., after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 65.

Mrs. Durocher was the beloved wife of Robert Durocher of Jacksonville.

The Albany County Rural Fire Chiefs Association and the sheriff's office are in the beginning stages of planning for an East Berne training grounds for firefighters and police.

Andrew Wright, Berne-Knox-Westerlo's former varsity basketball coach, said he has accepted a coaching position with the junior-varsity team in Middleburgh.

A large number of "under votes" were cast for council seats, where ballots had fewer or none of the allowed votes for the race.

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