Town officials have been aware of a deficit in the water district fund for years, but continued with its budgeting practices into 2014, the audit report found, and the town's court did not conduct several basic, documented accounting practices.

About 80 Berne-Knox-Westerlo students this weekend will display the flair of 1950s pop culture in a plot, dotted with humor, about generational tensions.

Eligible residents will be able to have their assessed property values reduced by a maximum of $12,000 for wartime service, and larger amounts for those with combat service and disabilities. 

For those who missed last weekend’s celebration of all things maple, this weekend offers another opportunity. The Helderberg Kiwanis Club is raising funds with its annual pancake breakfast on Sunday at the Knox firehouse, and maple producers — Mountain Winds Farm, Malachi Farms, and Lounsbury Farms — will be open for tours.

The Fox Creek Market in the Berne hamlet closed this month for its own unique reasons, but it has done so before, emblematic of a cherished, social business in a rural town that is subject to the pressures of a sparse customer base.

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