KNOX — The town of Knox became one of 70 recipients of a statewide grant to improve its records system. The town received $23,156 after town Clerk Tara Murphy applied for it this past winter.

Following a crash in Berne that ripped apart a pickup truck and left two injured, one in critical condition, the driver of the vehicle is scheduled to be released from the hospital today and arraigned in court. Apparently intoxicated at the time of the accident, he is facing numerous charges.

Knox has gotten a $100,000 grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority after the town completed a fourth and final energy-saving action item.

A man who had been charged with shooting a Canada goose out of season took a plea deal at Westerlo Town Court on Wednesday night, despite having said the charge was due to a bureaucratic error.

In Knox, town board members debated at a specially held meeting how to best notify the public about an upcoming public hearing for a proposed business district at the intersection of routes 156 and 157. 

Westerlo’s highway superintendent, Keith Wright, will be retiring on June 29.

The town of Berne will soon be getting a new playground at its town park. The town is also working on a long-term project to set up a natural playground, which uses materials from nature to let children play.

Newly elected board member Helen Lounsbury called for more public input at an upcoming organizational meeting. Other members questioned how involved the public should be in decisions by the board members it elected.

In Berne, the town-owned property of Switzkill Farm will be the site Saturday of a day-long species count and biological survey known as Bioblitz.

The White Sulphur Springs Hotel, a resort over 100 years ago, and later owned by a church in Queens, was torn down Wednesday.

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