Brenda VanAlstyne's attorney, Jeffrey Berkun, argued during the family court trial last week that the county hadn't proven any connection between her daughter's mental health and alleged violence in the home.

At 70, Richard Stark, who wears all hats for the cemetery, looked for help from younger residents, worried he may have to close the association.

Visitors to the Hilltowns for the past two weekends have sopped up the season as the muddy month of March is also when the sap runs and syrup producers start their boilers.

An often-large cast at Berne-Knox-Westerlo is performing the musical, about a Chicago teen who stirs up a small town with dancing, this weekend, starting at 7 p.m. on Friday.

“The lighting was perfect, my attitude was great, and the photographer suggested we submit the photos to ‘Playboy,’” said the Hilltown native and Playboy's Miss March.

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