Hilltowns

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.

EAST BERNE — Lee Storm Crosier, a mother and grandmother who worked as a waitress and in elder care, died on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn with her children by her side. She was 70.

“Lee loved to spend time with her grandchildren,” her family wrote in a tribute.

This was a very interesting meeting. First, our tables were filled with food from Hannaford in thanks to Leo Bartell and Zenie Gladieux.

BERNE — The Berne Republican Committee is hosting a Music in the Park event on Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 5 to 9 p.m. as a benefit for the party.

The event, at the Berne town park, is billed as “Two Great Bands — One Great Evening: Friends, Neighbors and Fun.” The two bands are The Henchmen and Thick As thieves.

The Old Men of the Mountain met at Kim’s West Winds in Preston Hollow on Tuesday, Aug. 8.

WESTERLO —  Bonnie Ruth Reister Duchow, a retired educator, died on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, in Dallas, Texas, where she had lived with her son and family for the last two years. She was 86.

BERNE — Lee Ann Conners of Berne, whose life centered around children, died on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn in Albany. She was 82.

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