Hilltowns

A road closure for bridge repairs has put Berne's store in peril. Once a staple in small-town America, independent local markets are now a rarity and worth preserving.

Pat Lightbody, Knox

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Berne's supervisor says he doesn't know if bridge repairs that have closed part of Route 443 for the summer have affected business but the owner of Fox Creek Market says sales have fallen by 75 percent and survival is "iffy."

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BERNE — A Berne man was arrested on July 16, following a three-month investigation, for breaking into houses and stealing.

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Russ Pokorny, Kiwanis Publicity Chair

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RENSSELAERVILLE — Tennis coach Jim Neal will once again give tennis lessons five Saturday mornings starting July 25 in the hamlet of Rensselaerville at the Kessler Court on Methodist Hill Road.

BERNE — Florence Remley Zimmer, a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and a talented craftswoman, died quietly at home, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, July 12, 2015. It was one week after her 103rd birthday.

BERNE — Charles H. Bassler died peacefully on Friday, July 10, 2015, his wedding anniversary, with his wife of 62 years, Mary, and family at his side. He was 84.

His family, in a tribute, described him as someone “who was either on a lawnmower or in the woods.”

Nick Viscio, Knox councilman

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RENSSELAERVILLE — The Rensselaerville Presbyterian Church will hold services every Sunday from July 5 until Sept. 6 at 11 a.m. in the historic church on Main Street in the hamlet. Everyone is welcome.

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