Gary Kolanchick started his career as a doctor practicing with Margery Smith on her family's farm — with cows looking in the window — and said he'd return to those days in a minute.

Solar panels proliferating locally reflect a larger effort to reduce their financial costs and government subsidies. Rural municipalities are surveying their options in earnest.

Republicans and Democrats in Berne have chosen their candidates for an election in November that will determine who will fill the last year of Bonnie Conklin's term, a councilwoman who resigned at the end of 2013.

After Birth is not a memoir, but the author's second novel got its impetus from her own experience as a new mother moving to a new town. It is set to be published in February.

Walking along the bridge next to a recently demolished building in the Berne hamlet, one can see the contrasting faces of stone walls from two different eras.

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