Hilltowns

KNOX — Like her favorite president, Harry Truman, Donna Lynn Mosley Simpson came from a hard-working background and overcame tough odds.

County Legislator Deborah Busch of Knox says she's confident the violations against her and her boyfriend will be dismissed, but she feels frustrated by the attention paid because she's a public official.

The 12-year-old Greenville student who died last month was undergoing treatment for a brain tumor when the July 19 event was scheduled by the Medusa Volunteer Fire Company.

EAST BERNE — Margaret E. Gilbert was a Gold Star Mother — her only son had died in Vietnam — who dressed all in white with dignity, gracing many local Memorial Day ceremonies over the years.

BERNE — Two neighbors — a man who raises cattle and a woman who keeps horses — were the only bidders for a 42.5-acre property foreclosed on by Albany County, which lies between them.

The parcel was slated for conservation and had a minimum bid set at $68,000.

BERNE — A taxi driver arrested in May for keeping a woman in his taxi and touching her breasts without her consent is awaiting sentencing.

Fifty-three students graduated from Berne-Knox-Westerlo in a ceremony on June 28. The otherwise jovial event was especially poignant when awards were given in memory of a student and  two alumni who died in recent years.

The valedictorian of BKW's Class of 2014, who is headed to Houghton College to study chemistry, has been a counselor at Camp Pinnacle where his father, a pastor, is executive director.

BKW's salutatorian learned gardening and cooking from her mother. Now, she's graduating with a coveted restaurant job and a spot in Schenectady County Community College's restaurant and hotel management program.

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