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The Enterprise — Marcello Iaia

Neighborly: Berne Fire District Chief Richard Guilz Jr. speaks to a crowd at the Berne firehouse on Tuesday, March 4, held to dispel what district officials said was misinformation about a large project for new facilities in East Berne. The projects are years away from breaking ground, officials said, but a new East Berne firehouse and intermunicipal training facilities are proposed for the 25-acre site along Route 443. A structure meant for live-fire exercises, a not-for-profit separate from the fire district, would be located in the back of the trapezoid-shaped property, in the lower right corner of the drawing, Guilz said, with parking, classrooms, and the fire house closer to the road.