H. Rose Schneider

KNOX — Tara Murphy, a Democrat, is running on the Democratic line for Knox town clerk.

Murphy, 40, has lived in Knox for the last 10 years. She is originally from Castleton-on-Hudson, in Rensselaer County, a “very similar small town,” to Knox, she said.

KNOX — Gary Salisbury, a Republican backed by both Democrats and Republicans, is running for an eighth term as highway superintendent.

Salisbury, 53, has been highway superintendent for the last 14 years, and has worked at the garage for 30 years. He started working there when he was 22.

KNOX — In a hotly contested election here, there are full slates for the town board.

In Knox, the 2018 budget looks to decrease the gap between the amount of money secured for the year and the amount spent, despite prospective increases in the health insurance and tipping fees for trash disposal.

KNOX — Traci Schanz, who is enrolled in the Independence Party, is running on the Republican line for town clerk. Schanz has lived in Knox for her whole life, and is looking for a way to give back to the people in her town, she said.

A dispute between former Berne employee Scott Green and Supervisor Kevin Crosier was noted a year later in an election letter to The Enterprise, raising the question of whether Green’s long-time partner, Timothy Lippert, could have received benefits as a dependent despite being unmarried.

In Berne and Knox, two different incidents have raised questions about what to do when people like hikers and rural homeowners encounter hunters or gun clubs.

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Board of Education is putting up for a Nov. 2 vote two propositions for capital projects — for $15 million and $5 million. After a lengthy debate over whether the capital project was a “blank check” or a means of improving student education, three board members voted yes, one voted no, and one abstained.

Albany County’s adopted-shared services plan includes eight proposals, ranging from shared health insurance to joint utility purchases.

At Berne-Knox-Westerlo, a new program will teach students the many aspects of agriculture, from water pH to horse care.


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