Hilltowns

The courage of girls speaking up should galvanize the school community to see that safeguards are put in place.

John Metallo, after three months as an interim administrator at Berne-Knox-Westerlo’s secondary school, has resigned. A group of girls and their mothers want people to know why.

Girls: He made me 'nervous' and 'anxious'

John Metallo, after three months as an interim administrator at Berne-Knox-Westerlo’s secondary school, has resigned. A group of girls and their mothers want people to know why.

Metallo: I'm shifting back into retirement

The former interim assistant principal and athletic director noted he was a disciplinary figure, denying flatly that he would hurt any student or parent. 

WESTERLO — Strong willed in whatever she did, Marilyn C. Nevins was thankful for her life and resolute in her faith.

She died on her birthday, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in the home of her loving son John. She was 83.

ALBANY — For driving while intoxicated in Westerlo in October, a 25-year-old man from Delmar got two to six years in jail, a $2,000 fine, and an 18-month license revocation, according to a release from the Albany County District Attorney’s Office.

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One of only two parents to come to a forum on what to look for in a new Berne-Knox-Westerlo superintendent said he was "desperate for consistency" as the district has high turnover in leadership roles.

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On New Year's Day, Supervisor Kevin Crosier outlined plans for 2015, including renovating the park pavilion, updating zoning, and buying highway equipment.

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KNOX — On New Year’s Day at 9 a.m., Councilman Dennis Barber pointed out how nice the newly painted Saddlemire Homestead looked in front of Town Hall with its green shutters installed.

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WESTERLO — Clifton J. Dutton always spoke his mind. A truck driver, he volunteered as a firefighter for half a century and, his son said, was a strict but fair father.

“My father taught me that honest is the best way,” said Eric Dutton, “so I come right out, and people know where I’m shooting from. That’s what he did.”

Berne can look forward to having a roof over its salt and sand, Supervisor Kevin Crosier said during the town’s reorganizational meeting on Jan. 1 as he described projects for Berne in 2015.

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