Vasilios Lefkaditis

In Knox, the town board struggled to approve minutes in a sometimes heated debate of when quotes were appropriate or not. Quotes from Supervisor Vasilios Lefkaditis and Councilwoman Amy Pokorny, who are running against one another for supervisor in the fall, were especially debated.

The Knox Democratic caucus was tense as those nominated mostly by members of the party’s committee were pitted against a slate of nominees already on the Republican ballot. Republicans had earlier nominated a slate of candidates enrolled in various parties.

Amy Pokorny, Vasilios Lefkaditis

Although elections are half-a-year away, two candidates have announced they are running for Knox town supervisor: Vasilios Lefkaditis, the current supervisor, and Amy Pokorny, a town councilwoman.

Stewart’s Shops has yet to open a store in the Hilltowns, but is set to announce a new location in either Berne or Knox by next month. Both town supervisors are vying for the spot, saying that it would help their town, while local businesses are wary of competitors.

This town wants to be the little town that could when it comes  to fighting climate change.

Ken Saddlemire is not taking the reversal lying down. He intends to stay in the race as a write-in candidate.

How should motions be made to avoid later confusion or misunderstanding?  Should discussion precede the making of a motion rather than follow?

Tara Murphy, Knox Town Clerk

Tuesday’s town board meeting began with some sharp exchanges over how minutes were recorded, leaving town Clerk Tara Murphy “feeling like a scolded employee.”

Board members at odds with the town supervisor made the wrong choice to meet secretly; where does that leave the public?

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