Tom Gilroy, Rensselaerville

Dennis Houlihan, East Berne

Mark Hohengasser, Berne

Tim Lippert, Friends of Partridge Run, Berne

Amy Lauterbach Pokorny, Town of Knox Democratic Committee

A man riding his snowmobile with friends on an abandoned ski slope in Berne was critically injured after he lost control of his vehicle. Because deep snow prevented an ambulance from reaching him, the local fire departments relied on all-terrain vehicles and utility task vehicles to make the rescue, with assistance from Albany County and the Helderberg Ambulance squad. 

Nickie Gladieux,  Kiwanis Club of The Helderbergs

Zenie Gladieux, Helderberg Hilltowns Association

After Albany County withdrew its offer to purchase Switzkill Farm in Berne because it became apparent that the property needed substantial investment, it offered to help “secure” the buildings on the property to prevent further deterioration while the county focused on other projects, according to county spokeswoman Mary Rozak, but Berne officials “didn’t want any part of that.” 

Charleen Hoffman

BERNE — Charleen Hoffman is described by her family as tiny in stature but mighty in spirit.

She died peacefully at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. She was 78.

Born in Clair, New Brunswick, she moved to Long Island as a teen and eventually settled in Berne, where she raised her children.


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