The company’s current firehouse on Main Street, in East Berne, has become too small to fit the increasingly large emergency vehicles it relies on, in addition to being unaccommodating for fundraising events and other community activities. 

A 47-year-old woman was killed when a boat she was in capsized on Thompsons Lake. 

Real L. Levesque

Real L. Levesque of Trenton, Illinois and formerly of East Berne and Zephyrhills, Florida, died on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family. He was 99.

He was born May 4, 1923 in Quebec, Canada, a son of the late Charles and Rose (née Lizotte) Levesque.

Ralph and Jeannette Miller, Carolyn Wright, Marilyn Nardollilo, Huberta Miller, Charles and Sandra Miller, Sharon and Michael Vincent, Donald and Theresa Miller, Allen and Marie Miller

June Springer, Puckerstreet Fair, Knox

The Berne Planning Board held one workshop last month, and will host another on June 16 at 7 p.m. 

Sylvia Filkins

EAST BERNE — Sylvia Filkins (née Van Aller) of East Berne, a mother and grandmother who loved people, died peacefully on Monday, March 7, 2022. She was 81.

Born in Middleburgh on Jan. 9, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Ellen Van Aller.

Kenneth’s Army could continue its work against child abuse under a different name as Kenneth’s young sisters have requested since they say use of his name and picture hurts them. They’ve been hurt enough.

Before riders took off, the not-for-profit Kenneth’s Army dedicated a memorial bench at the Berne Town Park to Kenneth White, a 5-year-old who was killed by domestic violence in 2014, and named the park’s access road “Kenneth’s Way” in his honor. 

Hundreds of people gathered at the memorial in front of the Knox Town Hall on Monday morning, May 30, as a wreath was laid by Altamont Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7062 Commander Jeff Orsini and Helderberg American Legion Post 977 Commander Richard Bromley.


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