H. Rose Schneider

The two “network aggregation points,” which look like 10-by-12-foot buildings, 8 feet high, are proposed for Rensselaerville and Berne.

The bridge connects the hamlet to a restaurant, brewery, and local post office.

Acting as Knox appeals officer for the state’s Freedom of Information law, Supervisor Vasilios Lefkaditis, as the law requires, released the name of the resident making a recent request for transfer-station videos.

Rensselaerville Republican Party Chairwoman Donna Kropp said that there is little interest in local politics on both sides of the aisle, leading to no Repubican candidates running for town council.

One woman found a variety of flower at the Berne Library’s “seed library” that she hadn’t been able to find anywhere else, said the library manager.

Violations issued against Shaw Funding between May 2017 and July 2018 are still unresolved, with over $30,000 in penalties due.

In the same meeting where Nathan Elble was elected Berne-Knox-Westerlo school board president, he voted to appoint his wife to a teaching position, a decision school staff backed, saying that she is the best of 100 candidates for the job.

The new school board president says communication is key.

Berne Supervisor Sean Lyons

Last month, the town board held lengthy closed-door discussions over amendments to the town highway workers’ union contract that were approved by the supervisor without town board knowledge. This month, three of the town board members, all Democrats, voted to censure the supervisor for approving the amendments without their knowledge as well decisions he had made without board approval.

The three elected assessors — who were all in favor of the change — will leave their posts at the end of the year, after which a single appointed person will serve as town assessor.


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