Hilltowns

A county legislator and a town supervisor are taking separate paths to make county services, like processing Medicaid and food stamps, more accessible to people in the Hilltowns.

WESTERLO — Shawn M. Duncan was arrested in connection with the death of his father’s beloved thoroughbred horse, found on Sunday morning with an arrow in its side.

This scribe looked around the Home Front Café in Altamont on Tuesday, May 13, and again noticed that the restaurant was full of men. The only member of the distaff side was the waitress.

Public comments on a report on the natural-gas extraction process were mostly about the potential harm it could bring and how such information was missing from Westerlo's draft report. One was in favor of the process.

Monday, May 5, was my Zoey day. She is still cutting two top front teeth. We learned a new gesture, today. I pointed at Reba and said; “dog,” then Zoey pointed the exact same way. Babies do learn fast. 

Danielle packed some little blueberry muffins and Zoey loved eating them after lunch. 

KNOX — A longtime volunteer with the Knox Fire Company Auxiliary, an aid for the elderly, and a local Cub Scout den leader, Mary Sherman was honored by the New York State Office for the Aging on May 6 with an Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Award.

Eva Messer died in 1870. Her gravesite has intrigued visitors more than 100 years later, most recently a pair of men and a Facebook group interested in installing a new gravestone.

The kick-off assembly for the two-week Parents As Reading Partners program at Berne-Knox-Westerlo featured costumes, quilts, and stuffed animals to bring reading to a new level for students. A grant from Target awarded last year will help fund a carnival at the end of the year.

A Helderberg hamlet was bursting at the seems this past weekend as natives and visitors alike enjoyed the festival.

Well they say April showers bring May flowers let’s hope so!

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