Noah Zweifel

Supervisor Sean Lyons told The Enterprise that he took a federal job in April which, under the Hatch Act, precludes him from candidacy in a partisan election.

District residents will vote on the school budget on Tuesday, May 18, as well as on a bus purpose proposition and a school board candidate, who is running unopposed.

Berne’s former dog-control officer, Jodi Jansen, resigned shortly after a lost-dog incident in which the Albany County Sheriff’s Office could not reach him.

Berne’s three new building inspectors will split the allotted time once used by James Bushnell, who resigned as Berne’s building inspector earlier this year, plus hours given up by Code Enforcement Officer Chance Townsend.

An easement, negotiated with the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy, a not-for-profit organization that stewards natural lands in the Capital District, is designed to restrict development on the Carey Institute’s 100-acre campus, which is up for sale, but a local grassroots movement is seeking stricter terms.

The legislation would raise the minimum wage for county employees to $15 an hour, though it wouldn’t override the union contracts that control the wages of certain employees. 

A county-level lawsuit alleging that the Working Families Party didn’t submit original documents when authorizing their candidates for local office names candidates from Berne, Bethlehem, Guilderland, Coeymans, Colonie, and the city of Albany.

Former Berne Deputy Town Clerk Jean Guarino says her boss, Town Clerk Anita Clayton, suspected her of leaking information about thePublic Employee Safety and Health Bureau report regarding the death of highway worker Peter Becker. The PESH report is a public document.

BERNE — After decades of dominance in Berne, the Democrats lost the town board majority in the 2019 elections, but have a full slate to take on the GOP this fall.

A lawsuit over a small-party line has revealed Berne political candidates who had not yet officially announced their campaigns. 

Knox Planning Board Member Debra Nelson suddenly left a March meeting that she was attending remotely before she could cast her vote on whether to override the county planning board’s recommendation against a proposed solar facility.


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