Hilltowns

Tuesday, April 4, the Old Men of the Mountain met at Kim’s West Wind Diner on Route 145 in Preston Hollow.

The Bulldogs had their first outdoor track meet on Tuesday, April 11, against Schoharie where the Bulldogs split. The boys’ team lost, 67 to 45, and the girls’ team won, 79 to 56.

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo School District received $100,000 more in state aid than it had budgeted for. After a debate over whether to use all the funds to reduce taxes, the board of education agreed on a 50-50 split between the tax levy and the district fund balance.

The Helderberg Kiwanis held a pancake breakfast on Sunday, March 26th, during the second weekend of Maple Festival weekend in Knox.

Stewart’s Shops has yet to open a store in the Hilltowns, but is set to announce a new location in either Berne or Knox by next month. Both town supervisors are vying for the spot, saying that it would help their town, while local businesses are wary of competitors.

BERNE — A decision by the governor and the New York State legislature to extend the state’s current budget until May 31 has left many school districts concerned about how they will develop their own budgets without knowing the amount of state aid.

A series of arguments and face-offs appears to have led to the firing of a town employee last September by the Berne Supervisor Kevin Crosier, according to accounts from other town employees.

A Voorheesville couple is now at odds with the solar energy company Monolith Solar.

The backyard of Lawrence Mann, who lives just east of the Berne Public Library, is flooded Tuesday following rain and snow melt in the town of Berne. Mann said that the flooding has affected his property as well as other neighbors’.

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