An important need — health care in the rural Helderberg Hilltowns — was filled because it was clearly defined. A brave woman, backed by her family, stepped forward to take a risk because she cared about the people she had treated. A community, led by a modest man with great energy and dedication, rallied others to the cause in an organized and positive way. So now the old doctor’s office in Berne has opened as a new medical practice.

Letters to the Editor

Timothy J. Albright, Meadowdale

Mark Grimm, Finance Committee, Ranking Member, Albany County Legislature

Paul Kelly, Trustee, Rensselaerville Library

Sue Lendrum​, Berne

Jennifer Smith, Voorheesville​, Dollars for Scholars

Marguerite Teuten​, Development Coordinator, New Scotland Community Food Pantry

Leanne Royer, Altamont​ Community Tradition

Shirley Unser​, Publicist, The New York Capital District, Christian Women’s Connection

Raymond Schimmer​, Berne

Matt Kryzak, Westerlo

Rev. Wendy Cook, Helderberg Lutheran Church, Berne

Nancy Murphy, Altamont​, Community Traditions