EAST BERNE — Douglas E. Michaels — a union electrician who lived in East Berne his entire life — died peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, at Albany Medical Center Hospital of complications from multiple myeloma.

He had been fighting the cancer since 2012. He was 66.

On Feb. 16, the Berne-Knox-Westerlo boys basketball team was itching to get back on the hardwood since COVID-19 hit. The State, which designated basketball as a “high-risk” sport, finally gave the sport the green light with the help from Albany County and BKW school board to return.

WESTERLO — Lisa Loucks — described by her family as a true fighter — died on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, at Albany Medical Center, after battling several illnesses. She was 55.

She was born on September 11, 1965.  

Wreaths Across America says 1.7 million donated live balsam wreaths were placed on headstones across the country last weekend, with each veteran's name said aloud.

A drive thru event with Santa giving gifts to 98 families last Sunday at Knox.

Decorated Cars and trucks joined the Hilltown holiday parade held last Sunday evening. 

EAST BERNE — Colleen M. Houlihan of East Berne — a woman with quick-witted humor and kind and caring ways — died on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, after a courageous 16-year battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

WESTERLO — Ms. Karen Levesque of Fredericksburg, Virginia is proud to announce the engagement of her daughter Amy Levesque to Alexander DeLong, son of Ms. Christine DeLong of Westerlo, New York and of the late John Ireland DeLong. Amy Levesque’s father, Kenneth Levesque, is also deceased.

Seniors aged 60 and older are welcome to attend the Helderberg Senior Services lunch program at the Town of Berne Community and Senior Services Center at 1360 Helderberg Trail in Berne.


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