Hilltowns

Robert Haas, life-long resident of Knox, died suddenly on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. He was 73.

He will be missed and remembered. Services will be private.

Rest in peace, Dad.

An audit report published by the Office of the State Comptroller asserts that the Berne Town Board “exceeded its authority” when it allowed the supervisor to pay bills without prior town board review, and that this resulted in sorely inaccurate financial records. Critically, though, it found no evidence of misappropriation.

The repair work on the historic church steeple is essential, said Sharon Nevins. “It’s not done very often — once every 30 or 40 years … We’ve got to brace the steeple and fix wood rot.”

Jean Guarino, Berne

Becky Waldenmaier, The Incredible Heldercon Committee

A reporter is not harassing a candidate if he asks where that candidate lives or asks him to explain his long string of court records. Rather, that reporter is doing his job — trying to fairly tell all sides of a story, and seeking the truth so that voters can be well informed.

Barbara Kennedy, a Democrat who’s running for highway superintendent in Berne, has been accused of animal abuse on social media, but those claims, which stem from a series of photos anonymously posted online, appear to be unfounded.

Photos posted on Facebook last week of documents that show charges brought against Berne Democratic candidate for town clerk Jean Guarino in 1995 leave the public to draw their own conclusions from limited information. 

The Rensselaerville Library will receive $9,734 from the New York State Department of Education and the New York State Library, to be spent on air-conditioning. 

Peggy Christman, Democratic candidate for Berne town supervisor

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