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To the Editor:

The third annual “Discover the Hilltowns: Farms and Artisans Tour” on Sept. 14 and 15 was very well attended, as more people head for the Hilltowns each year for this self-guided driving adventure in the countryside.  

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“Without a sense of history, no one can truly understand the past,” Winston Churchill famously declared.

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The members of the Guilderland Fire Department are once again preparing for their annual open house, which is being held this year on Oct. 5. The hours will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. The firehouse is located on the corner of Western Avenue and Willow Street.

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In 1820, Thomas Jefferson wrote: “An enlightened citizenry is indispensable for the proper functioning of a republic. Self-government is not possible unless the citizens are educated sufficiently to enable them to exercise oversight.”

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In the wake of the Washington Navy Yard shooting, it’s time for a comprehensive review of security not only at the town court but also of the entire town office facility.

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If you were a member of the Hilltown community looking for help with getting food for your family, where would you go?

Did you know that there is an organization established in Westerlo to help families with just that?

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Last week, the Knox Volunteer Fire Department hosted a ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Due to the rainy weather, the gathering was held inside the firehouse. 

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It is with great pride yet with sorrow that we at Boyd Hilton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7062 add three names to the Glenn R. Gilbert Memorial Plaque at our post.

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The Hilltowns Community Resource Center would like to thank all the sponsors and community members that did such an outstanding job supporting our back-to-school project.

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What I have to say will embarrass the person I’m writing about, but it needs to be said, so, I’ll blurt it out.

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The Kenneth Runion, Patricia Slavick, Paul Pastore slate boasts about the town having a strong ethics code. Having a meaningful law helps to ensure that public officials like the tax assessor act with integrity and in the public interest and not any self interest.

 “But I was so much older then, I am younger than that now.”

— Bob Dylan

By Peter Henner

To the Editor:

With the Independence Primary behind us, I’d like to express my gratitude for all the support and the votes.  Without a doubt, the best part of the last several weeks has been meeting Knox residents.

To the Editor:

The Helderberg Hilltowns are closer than you think. On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14 and 15, discover the Hilltowns as you visit farms and artisans in Berne, Knox, Rensselaerville, and Westerlo. This self-driving tour is free and sponsored by Helderberg Hilltowns Association.

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