Berne-Knox-Westerlo’s school board race will include incumbent Lillian Sisson-Chrysler and Berne Highway Superintendent Randy Bashwinger.

A newly appointed alternate to the Knox Zoning Board signals a third change to the town’s planning and zoning boards, following several new appointments and the enactment of an attendance law.

A former state worker who has developed programs for abused women and the mentally ill, Muriel Frasher said she is eager to serve her town as judge.

The state budget left the Berne-Knox-Westerlo School District with an additional $97,000 to spend, said the superintendent.

Marla Briggs, a former Knox Conservation Advisory Council member and experienced environmental planner, was appointed to the CAC in March after another appointee angrily turned down the post.

The parks office has used the remote, 30-acre site since 2008, several years after a juvenile detention center called Camp Cass closed down in 2004.

The Berne Fire District helped with a landing-zone road closure so that Berne-Knox-Westerlo students could see a LifeNet helicopter.

Rensselaerville State Forest

State forests can serve as both recreational areas and sources of timber to be auctioned off by New York State. Residents of Rensselaerville were surprised when they observed clearcutting in a state forest.

KNOX — At its March 13 meeting, the Knox Town Board discussed consolidating the job openings of the park laborer and dog-control officer in order to save money by paying one salary.

The Knox Town Board appointed several new members to the planning and zoning boards as well as to the conservation advisory council.