Verizon wants to close a coverage gap in the hilly rural terrain.

Katherine J. Schryver

WESTERLO — Katherine J. “Kit” Schryver, a teacher’s aid and mother who liked to garden and cook, died peacefully at home with her family by her side on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. She was 61.

EAST BERNE — Rose Marie Lamorella helped people who most needed it — she helped run programs that taught prisoners, drug addicts, and the homeless how to read. She did this by understanding their individual strengths and weaknesses.

With the holiday season over and winter promising to be around for a while, the Depot Lane Singers are offering interested singers the opportunity to escape cabin fever as they begin to practice for their spring concerts.

BERNE — While far from being the oldest community theater group around  — that honor is claimed by the Footlight Club in the Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain (1877) — the Hilltowns Players have been a source of fun, entertainment, creative outlet, and instruction in theater arts for more than three decades now.

The last possible impediment to the placement of a controversial public safety emergency-communications tower in this town’s  rural landscape is now removed.

Enrolled Democrats outnumber enrolled Republicans in the Hilltowns by a lot.

On Tuesday, Dec. 27, the Old Men of the Mountain met at the Your Way Café in Schoharie. This was a sad meeting because the OMOTM were advised of the death of Loretta Kennedy.

A year after Vasilios Lefkaditis became Knox supervisor, he and the other town board members are still at odds as was evident by split votes, 4 to 1, on New Year’s appointments.

Westerlo fire

A fire in Westerlo that occurred two days before Christmas has the family living in town without a home, although fire departments were able to save their pets and presents. A community response, including an account to donate to, has sprung up in response.


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