Berne

A corner building in the hamlet, known to plague some drivers, was torn down on July 22, part of an improvement project over two years at the intersection.

CLINTON — Robert Keith Harvey, a dairy farmer who oversaw the transportation of local schoolchildren at Berne-Knox, died on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

Mr. Harvey of Clinton, North Carolina, died at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in North Carolina. He was 83.

EAST BERNE — Margaret E. Gilbert was a Gold Star Mother — her only son had died in Vietnam — who dressed all in white with dignity, gracing many local Memorial Day ceremonies over the years.

BERNE — Two neighbors — a man who raises cattle and a woman who keeps horses — were the only bidders for a 42.5-acre property foreclosed on by Albany County, which lies between them.

The parcel was slated for conservation and had a minimum bid set at $68,000.

The verdict in a DWI trial this week —a first for the Berne judge — turned on whether the drunk driver of a go-cart was driving on a public road or thrown there.

EAST BERNE — Ann Louise Dippolito was a versatile, family-focused woman who was entwined with others.

Mrs. Dippolito was a friend to Barbara Genter’s family and became an adopted grandmother and aunt, better known as “Annie.”

To the Editor:

I was recently a candidate for the Berne Town Board and have long been a supporter of the Republican Party locally. Generally, the town of Berne has been controlled by elected officials supported by the Democratic party and without major controversy.

After a year back in business, The Hofbrau restaurant once known for its German food on Warner Lake in East Berne has been closed due to the promotion of its lessee in another job.

BERNE — Ray Weiler says he was inspired by the customers of the Fox Creek Market and his family’s future to re-open the store that closed on March 7.

The Memorial Day parade through the hamlet of Berne was a loud and vibrant gathering in the street, but quickly turned to the quiet respect of hanging heads and flag raising.

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