In the absence of the town attorney answering our questions, we urge Berne Town Board members themselves to read New York State’s Civil Service Law, then to do the right thing: Reinstate Cheryl Baitsholts as dog control officer. The new board members took an oath of office on New Year’s Day to uphold the law. Failing that, we urge Baitsholts to do as the Knox workers before her did: File for a ruling that will force the town board to restore her job.

Letters to the Editor

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

Joan Storey​, Guilderland

Ellen Manning, President, McKownville​ Improvement Association

Robyn Gray, Volunteer, Guilderland Coalition for Sensible Growth

Judy Kimes​, Publicist, New Scotland Historical Association

Cliff Zucker, Altamont

Linda Smith, Treasurer, Hannacroix Rural Cemetery

Jennifer Merrill-Fuller, Berne

The weather this month sure has had its ups and downs. Helderberg Ambulance responded to calls during a snowstorm, an ice storm, and when temperatures in the 60s. We answered 37 calls this month for a total of 412 calls for the year. We transported 23 patients to local hospitals.