With volunteers declining, sheriff proposes shared Hilltown EMT

Volunteer squads and town leaders generally agree to a plan to put a paid emergency medical technician on call in the Hilltowns, but some worry about squashing volunteer spirit and logistical considerations.

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A revised Rensselaerville ethics law, passed unanimously, includes a more specific number of days for each step in the process of hearing and investigating a complaint. The town board voted at the same meeting to allow use of the town's car for town business, when not used for the elderly.

Edward Hampton, a highway worker, is now filling in after the highway superintendent stepped down. Local party committees say Hampton and Randy Bashwinger will be on the ballot in the November election.

Knox fire commissioners are hoping a second vote will garner enough support to sell a 14-year old tanker, with funds to be put towards a new truck.