Hilltowns

In Knox, a motorcycle carrying two people collided with a car at the intersection of Thompson’s Lake Road and Old Stage Road, leaving the motorcycle driver dead and his passenger injured.

As both Democrats and Republicans in Rensselaerville reflect on their difficulties in finding willing candidates, Republicans are still searching for a nominee for town supervisor. Current supervisor Valerie Lounsbury, a Republican, is not running, and a potential Republican candidate turned down the nomination.

Albany County’s Independence and Conservative parties have each endorsed a slate of Berne candidates, including those running against one another. In Knox, the Independence Party endorsed a slate of candidates already endorsed by the town’s Democratic Party, but two Republican-backed candidates are on the ballot, as well.

It is strange how, as we get older, the Old Men of the Mountain complain that the years go by so fast, yet at times, a day seems to last forever.

Route 443 in the towns of Bethlehem and New Scotland has been reduced to one alternating lane of travel during daylight hours as the state’s Department of Transportation repaves the road.

At the First Baptist Church in Westerlo, a church known for its missionary work, a former “missionary kid” has been chosen as the new pastor.

BERNE — Berne-Knox-Westerlo’s school meal prices will increase 10 cents for the 2017-18 school year, but school board members with children in the district say that quality has not increased with price.

A county-wide shared services plan includes an option to further study whether the to consolidate Berne’s highway department with the Albany County Department of Public Works. Many steps would follow approval of the very first one.

A man in Knox was arrested after an Albany County Sheriff’s deputy visiting the man’s home during an emergency medical-services call saw marijuana growing there.

Last Saturday, Clarksville held their annual Heritage Day at the Clarksville Community Church.

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