It was to be an ordinary flight from Baltimore to Albany, the final leg home from a business trip to Atlanta. He hadn’t planned to save anybody that day. 

GUILDERLAND — The McKownville Fire District will be changing its July meeting time from July 1 to June 29 at 6 p.m. in order to accommodate business that needs to be done in a timely manner, according to the commissioner’s secretary, Lori Becker.

“I feel confident we can construct a new building,” said Guilderland’s supervisor, Kenneth Runion, on Monday.

To the Editor:

We would like to take this opportunity to commend both the East Berne and Berne volunteer fire departments for their unbelievably quick response to a 911 call to a fire at our home.

Berne Fire District Chief Richard Guilz said firefighters had trouble ventilating and entering the single-family structure because of its age and layers of roofing.

On March 14, residents will gather at Maple on the Lake to view potential designs for the facilities, to go on land along Route 443 in East Berne, and talk to officials overseeing the project.

WESTERLO — Following the town board’s approval of the fire company’s annual contract, a councilman’s attempt to require more information from the company for future budget requests was met with contention and tabled.

The town board will meet on Feb. 17 with the not-for-profit fire company, made up of volunteers, to discuss possible changes to their contract.

A garage on Western Avenue now stands gutted, as the call for responders came as flames were shooting through the roof in the early morning hours of Thursday, Jan. 8.

The county legislature recognized firefighters from Berne, East Berne, and Westerlo on Dec. 15 for their service helping during a severe snowstorm in Erie County in the middle of November.


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