Curious visitors watched demonstrations of effective techniques and proper etiquette for using metal detectors to uncover buried artifacts at the The Knox Historical Society's museum.

The sentence in Kenneth Fortuin's plea deal for arson was no surprise — his lawyer said he'll be out in a year — but the courtroom drama was: His lawyer alleged he was the victim, not his ex-wife, when he burned their house.

KNOX — Wesley Pulsifer was sentenced to 1 1/2 to 4 1/2 years in prison for aggravated driving while intoxicated, a felony, on June 23, according to a release from Albany County District Attorney’s Office.

Judge Peter A. Lynch of Albany County Court was presiding.

Jean Forti Day in the Knox Town Park on Saturday will raise funds for Forti's medical expenses. She was diagnosed with liver cancer in May and will undergo surgery on July 2.

The verdict in a DWI trial this week —a first for the Berne judge — turned on whether the drunk driver of a go-cart was driving on a public road or thrown there.

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