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Kristin Mack, who found Berne in her search for a rural practice to begin her career as a doctor of osteopathy, said her native community in West Virginia has many similarities with the rural Hilltowns.

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DELANSON — This year, Art Ogsbury’s daughters heard him give a blessing before the family’s Thanksgiving meal for the first time.

HILLTOWNS — When Bonnie Schmidt met her husband, Dennis, they were alternating shifts as home health aids, taking care of a quadriplegic man in Voorheesville. Now, the two have quit their jobs and are in the process of foreclosing their Berne home as the long list of Mrs. Schmidt’s medical complications has worsened.

Brandon Aveyard, 28, a Berne-Knox-Westerlo graduate, is in a coma, with people on both coasts of the country raising money for him to return to the Capital Region.

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