Warner Lake, in Berne

The United States Board on Geographic Names has changed the name of Warner Lake, in Berne, to Warners Lake, following a proposal submitted by the Warners Lake Improvement Association last summer. 

The Berne Town Board has appointed business-owner Joe Martin to the town planning board for an approximately two-year term, filling a vacancy left by former planning board member Todd Schwendeman. 

Westerlo’s tentative 2021 budget calls for a 5.93-percent property-tax increase and a revenue reduction of $213,496. 

At least 15 people spoke before the Rensselaerville Town Board on Oct. 8, sharing their stance on whether the town should denounce the Confederate flag. 

Berne has released its tentative 2021 budget, providing the first comprehensive look at the town’s mid-pandemic finances.

Knox’s tentative 2021 budget indicates there will be no townwide property tax increase next year.

Guilderland and Knox were exempt from a fiscal stress review performed by the office of the state comptroller because neither town filed its annual update documents on time.

A handful of Rensselaerville residents requested that the town board condemn display of the Confederate battle flag, a popular conservative symbol intertwined with racism, but the resolution that will be introduced next month seems unlikely to go through. 

Berne Republican Party Chairman and Highway Superintendent Randy Bashwinger has been elected chairman of the Albany County GOP following his success in establishing Republican-backed candidates in elected Hilltown positions. Westerlo’s GOP chairwoman, Lisa DeGroff, was elected to serve as the county GOP’s secretary. 

The Berne Highway Department filled in the shoulders on Stage Road on Sept. 21.