Joe Martin, Berne

Ralph Miller, Berne

New York State newly allows local tax jurisdictions to offer a 10-percent tax exemption to first responders to incentivize volunteers and boost retention within fire and ambulance groups.

KNOX — The Albany County Legislature on Monday approved the plans for a new county highway garage in Knox, as well as one in Coeymans. 

The Knox garage will replace the county garage that’s on Township Road and will cost no more than $4.3 million to build, county legislature Jeff Perlee told The Enterprise this week. 

RENSSELAERVILLE — Ellen Nickelsberg, who left Wall Street to raise German shepherds and herd sheep in Medusa, died on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022. She was 77.

The Hilltown Senior Citizens met for their monthly meeting on Feb. 11.

Municipalities in New York State have been successfully sued after passing laws similar to Berne’s proposed ATV law — which would open up several town roads to use by ATVs and other recreational vehicles — because they failed to prove that public roads provide critical access to ATV trails and did not properly conduct an environmental review.

Alyce Gibbs, Kathy Walls, Berne Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary

BERNE — Berne residents — and even some out-of-towners — arrived in force at the Berne senior center to weigh in on the town board’s controversial bill that would open up many of the town’s roads

Zuzana and Alan Cerny, Berne


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