The Albany County Sheriff's Office is investigating a traffic stop where Officer Philip Milano used a taser on a man who was passively refusing to comply.

A Republican challenge didn't oust longtime Democratic supervisor, Richard Rapp. "We're doing fine," he said of Westerlo the day after residents gave him 55 percent of the vote.

The all-Democrat board in Berne will remain so as two councilwomen — Karen Schimmer and Dawn Jordan — won with substantial margins running on Democratic and Independence Party lines.

Jeffry Pine, a Democrat, had the lead in the unofficial election results from Nov. 3, with 16 more votes than incumbent assessor Richard Tollner. Absentee ballots will be counted on Nov. 10.