Hilltowns

On Saturday March 18, The official kick off to the Maple Festival weekends started with a 5K at the Knox Town Hall in Knox.

Westerlo has pitched in to help a local woman suffering from cancer. Orchestrated by her sister, Betty Filkins, with help from the Westerlo Reformed Church, the Westerlo Volunteer Fire Company, and the local band the Hilltown Ramblers, a fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 8, at 7 p.m. to benefit Ruth Savino.

Our March meeting showed 69 members in attendance. I imagine it was because of the corned beef and cabbage that we were going to have for lunch at the Berne Reformed Church in Berne.

I remember, when I was quite small, sitting at the old mahogany-veneered dining room table for dinner. The menu that night was shrimp.

“I don’t like it,” I said.

Eric Kuck, Knox

Joel Willsey, East Berne

BERNE — There are three seats up for election on the Berne-Knox-Westerlo School Board, and so far, at least three candidates — two incumbents and a former long-time board member — have confirmed that they are running.

An impromptu inspection of a former boarding house has led to the Berne town building inspector to recommend that the town order it either secured or demolished by the owners, a church in Queens that uses the building’s property, but not the building, as a retreat center.

A fire at the Green Acres Mobile Home Park in Knox has left at least eight homes without power. The trailer park’s owner, who initially could not be reached, has arranged to have it fixed by Friday, he said. Residents in the meantime are using generators, kerosene heaters, or packing up and seeking shelter elsewhere.

Following a public hearing on a solar bill, and preceding a town workshop meeting, the Westerlo Town Board passed its first law of 2017, which sets requirements for residential and commercial solar arrays.

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