Hilltowns

EAST BERNE — A kind and loving man, Richard “Rick” Hagadone helped others see the world through his forgiving eyes. After battling Huntington’s disease, he died on Thursday, March 9, 2017. He was 64.

World Lymphedema Day, Emma Detlefsen

Some board members expressed concern over aging or disabled residents living on a portion of Stage Road closed for the winter, while highway Superintendent Randy Bashwinger said it was a dangerous intersection to plow.

Wall of honor, Westerlo, military

The board was warned by the Westerlo assessor about a tax exemption that could cost the town, and encouraged instead of implementing the tax to use a Payment in Lieu of Taxes agreement with solar farms.

The annual Antiques in Schoharie spring show will be held this year on Saturday and Sunday, March 18 and 19, at the Schoharie Central School.

On Tuesday, the last day of February 2017, the Old Men of the Mountain met at the Your Way Café in Schoharie.

RENSSELAERVILLE — Robert Lawrence Bolte almost always wore work clothes. A former town councilman and electrician, he was perpetually ready to help someone in need.

The second hilltowns regional historical summit was held on Saturday to discuss and plan events that would promote history in the region, from Middleburgh to Duanesburg to New Scotland. At the meeting, it was decided to pursue setting up events and exhibits centering around local industry, alcohol production, and the Prohibition Era.

“I believe for every drop of rain that falls, a flower grows...” I love that old song, but do I believe it?

Rensselaerville Stage Creations will be performing “The Vagina Monologues” this weekend, as well as holding a silent auction to raise funds for the charity Equinox, which helps victims of domestic abuse.

Westerlo resident and former volunteer of the Hilltown Community Resource Center, based in Westerlo, Michael Sikule, will be joining the Board of Catholic Charities Tri-County Services, part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany.

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