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The Enterprise — Marcello Iaia

Checking the law: State law requires towns to adopt their budgets by Nov. 20, Berne town attorney William Conboy told board members during the Nov. 13 meeting. Conboy, foreground, explains to Supervisor Kevin Crosier and the rest of the board that the failure to publish a notice of public hearing for the budget in an official newspaper is an “irregularity” that couldn’t be fixed with another public hearing in time for the deadline.

Click here to view a copy of the 2014 Berne budget.