Hilltowns

Pamela Fenoff, a member of the Independence Party, beat Michael Hammond, a Democrat, for the Independence line for Knox supervisor ahead of the general election in November.

I have just lived through one of the worst weeks in my life.

If you were to ask me how I got through it, I would have to say I was very busy.

On Sunday, my daughter, Kathy and her husband, Gary planned a cookout for us as Dan had planned to have one with sausage, peppers and onions.

To the Editor:

With the Independence Primary behind us, I’d like to express my gratitude for all the support and the votes.  Without a doubt, the best part of the last several weeks has been meeting Knox residents.

“He gave his life in the line of duty” says the new gravestone for Harold C. Mattice, a corporal with the New York State Police, buried in Berne’s Woodlawn Cemetery.

To the Editor:

The Helderberg Hilltowns are closer than you think. On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14 and 15, discover the Hilltowns as you visit farms and artisans in Berne, Knox, Rensselaerville, and Westerlo. This self-driving tour is free and sponsored by Helderberg Hilltowns Association.

The state’s Department of Transportation is repairing pavement this month on Route 85 and Route 9W in Albany County.

Work on Route 85 began on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Berne-Westerlo town line and runs seven miles east to the intersection of Route 85 and Route 157 in the town of New Scotland.

A Berne man riding an all-terrain vehicle was killed on his Saw Mill Road property Saturday afternoon when, police say, he struck a wire strung four or five feet off the ground, meant to protect four marijuana plants.

EAST BERNE — Danielle Ricketts has a tattoo of half a heart on her left shoulder. She designed it herself; it has a rose and says, “Little Girl.”

The other half of the heart was tattooed on her father. Ms. Ricketts designed it with a buck because her father, Daniel “Rooster” Ricketts, loved to hunt. His heart said “Daddy’s.”

WESTERLO — Janet Studnicki was up for anything — simple or daring — so long as it was with friends or family.

Janet A. Slattery Studnicki, formerly of Troy, died on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, surrounded by her family at her home, after a courageous battle with multiple myeloma, a form of cancer. She was 61.

In three instances, candidates didn’t file their paperwork on time and failed to secure endorsements before the Sept. 10 primaries.

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