Mary Bintz has joined NBT Bank’s Capital Region Advisory Board.

Voorheesville held its annual Memorial Day parade Saturday morning, starting a day of festivities that included races, a barbecue, and fireworks. Marines led the way, holding American and New York State flags as the parade marched down Maple Avenue.

On Memorial Day, the Hilltown parade in Berne marched to the theme of “Never Forget, Ever Honor.”

Legend has it that Washington Irving based his “Sleepy Hollow” character Ichabod Crane on a teacher from Kinderhook. There’s a tale in Charleston of an outgoing hermit named Amos who danced for pennies.

Although the state’s ban on brush burning ended May 14, several open-burning regulations are still in effect across New York State year-round. Residents are encouraged by the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation to use caution when burning brush and other legal materials.

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