Noah Zweifel

The same day he set a hearing for a law that would make Berne a firearm sanctuary, Town Supervisor Sean Lyons posted a photo of himself displaying the hand-signs of a far-right militia group that has been described as “anti-government” and is connected to a failed 2017 bomb plot in Oklahoma.

Town Clerk Traci Schanz signs her name after being sworn in New Year’s Day while Supervisor Vasilios Lefkaditis, right, looks on.

The Town of Knox rang in the new year with a reorganizational meeting where Supervisor Vasilios Lefkaditis refused to answer questions about the absence of transfer station appointments on the meeting agenda, and acknowledged that he’s seeking new counsel ahead of Town Attorney Javid Afzali’s planned resignation.

Seeing nearly 200 patients in its first month of operation, the Hilltowns’ sole medical provider, Hilltown Healthcare, is off to a running start.

In advance of the swearings-in of new Hilltowns board members the first week of January, The Enterprise spoke with three outgoing board members who reflected on their tenures and offered some advice for the newcomers. 

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Berne just passed a law that paves the way for industrial-scale solar facilities to plant their roots in the town, while ensuring that the privilege won’t be abused with restrictions surrounding land use. 

After a Knox resident complained about the town website at Knox’s December board meeting, The Enterprise spoke with Matthew Turcotte, a web designer who specializes in municipal websites, about what makes a town site good, and why they’re so hard to get right.

April Roggio and her her husband, Jason Caprio, bought the Medusa store a decade ago. The site will now be a place where neighbors can gather for coffee and discussion.

After closing five years ago, the Medusa General Store is back — this time as a gathering space. It’s owner April Roggio’s latest attempt to distill the spirit of rural communities. 

Berne Highway Superintendent and GOP Chairman Randy Bashwinger says proposed road evaluation is “yet another” political move by Democratic board member Joel Willsey.

Rensselaerville resident Diana Hinchcliff was named president of the Retired Public Employees Association

On Tuesday, residents of Berne and Knox will be able to vote for a fire commissioner in their respective fire districts. In Berne, Justin Crosier is seeking election, uncontested. In Knox, David Poole is seeking re-election, uncontested.

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