Knox

In the wake of 5-year-old Kenneth White's murder, relatives are battling in court, unsuccessfully, to care for his two young sisters who remain in the county's custody.

KNOX — On New Year’s Day at 9 a.m., Councilman Dennis Barber pointed out how nice the newly painted Saddlemire Homestead looked in front of Town Hall with its green shutters installed.

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KNOX — In its beginning, middle, and end, 2014 brought headline-grabbing events to Knox, while it was marked in public by a drawn-out exchange toward revising the town’s vision to center on commercial zoning.

HILLTOWNS — Are your kids looking for something fun to work on over the holiday break? How about building a sled?

The first annual joint Berne-Knox Winterfest will be held on Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Knox Town Park, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (postponed from earlier dates). A new event will be added — the Cardboard Sled race.

KNOX — Dwayne Rockenstyre was sentenced to pay $845 after he was found guilty of a lesser driving-while-ability-impaired charge in a jury trial in June, with Judge James Corigliano presiding.

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A second special election asking voters to allow the sale of a fire truck was passed on Tuesday night, with 136 ballots cast. The first referendum was defeated in August, 15 to 15. A town wide letter might have been the key.

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KNOX — With a generous boost from its savings, the town’s proposed $2.2 million budget carries over many of the same appropriations as last year while remaining under the state limit on tax-levy increases.

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After a townwide letter was mailed to residents and an informational meeting held, the Knox fire commissioners are opening the polls for a second time, seeking permission to sell a tanker truck.

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The Little League field in Knox was dedicated to the late Lewis Tubbs, who groomed the field with care for decades.

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With a new chair on the Albany County Democratic Committee and rumblings over progressive factions being earlier shut out, Knox's town clerk stands out on the executive committee.

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