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Local school administrators weigh in on proposition No. 3 on the Nov. 4 ballot, which asks voters whether the state should use a large bond to invest in new technology used in school districts.

Kenneth Weaver, who resigned from the post in September, confronted the town's supervisor publicly because his health insurance had been canceled, but the supervisor pointed to a provision in the employee handbook making Weaver ineligible after 2013.

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After a townwide letter was mailed to residents and an informational meeting held, the Knox fire commissioners are opening the polls for a second time, seeking permission to sell a tanker truck.

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Edward Hampton, a highway worker, is now filling in after the highway superintendent stepped down. Local party committees say Hampton and Randy Bashwinger will be on the ballot in the November election.

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Ronald "Joey" Bates says he will retire from the Albany County Sheriff's Office if he wins election in November.

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Fire commissioners will meet next month to decide whether to hold the election again, revise their resolution, or give up on a 21-year plan to rotate trucks.

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From 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19, a referendum will be held in the firehouse at 2198 Berne-Altamont Road for voters to allow the sale of a tanker.

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For the first time in eight years, there is a race for trustee as the public library, in the wake of a resounding defeat to expand, plans to map its future.

VOORHEESVILLE — Village elections will go to incumbents later this month, as three open slots go uncontested.

Mayor Robert Conway, 60, is seeking his third four-year term as mayor, after previously serving as a village trustee for four years. He is currently the human-resources manager for the City of Rensselaer.

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