Broken windows in the long-neglected 1806 Conkling house were replaced with old glass. An etched name on one pane brought back memories of a little girl writing her name with a borrowed diamond; her elderly son told that story.

BERNE — A divided school board adopted an agreement with the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Teachers’ Association on Monday, five years after its last contract expired.

Berne neighbors of Charles Tommell Jr. helped him after a tractor trailer carrying his cattle tipped over; Tommell said the driver had had an unblemished record.

BERNE — A 19th-Century saltbox in a state wildlife management area has been recommended for demolition by the town’s building inspector. The property’s owner claims his permit application was improperly denied and demolition recommended so a man living with the building inspector could use the land.

Supervisor Kevin Crosier said during the April 10 town board meeting that residents in the Berne hamlet will be able to hook into the new sewer system in June.

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