Hilltowns

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.

Scenic Rensselaerville

A ruling on narrow grounds, if not appealed, paves the way for 180-foot tower.

On Dec. 20,  Mrs. K’s restaurant in Middleburgh welcomed the Old Men of the Mountain for their annual Christmas Party.

RENSSELAERVILLE — If you could ask God a question, what would it be?

On Saturday, Jan. 7, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, at Conkling Hall in Rensselaerville, clergy from different faith traditions will answer questions about God, theology, religion, the Bible, spirituality, and related topics.

WESTERLO — Shalyla Lyons of Westerlo, who graduated from Berne-Knox-Westerlo in June and was a standout athlete in high school, has set a record for Stonehill College.

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