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The proposed law was written by Senator Michelle Hinchey of the 46th District.

Mathew Harris

Harris’s vacancy will be filled by appointment until the next general election, in November.

Children sled

BERNE — More than a year after disbanding the Switzkill Farm Board, the Berne town board has created an all-purpose Recreation and Parks Advisory Board, which critics say diminishes the ability of the town to develop the controversial 350-acr

Words can move people.

On January 6, President Donald Trump’s words moved people to violence. 

“We’re gathered together in the heart of our nation’s Capitol for one very, very basic and simple reason, to save our democracy,” Trump said.

The New York State Capitol in Albany was closed off on Tuesday as dozens of state capitols across the nation were on alert, following calls among a mix of anti-government organizations for actions in all 50 states on Jan. 17, according to The New York Times.

Switzkill Farm, in Berne

The order to show cause seeks to hold a permissive referendum on the town’s 2014 purchase of Switzkill Farm and eliminate a conservation easement. 

Albany County GOP

ALBANY COUNTY — While the county’s GOP chairman condemns the violence at the United States Capitol last week, he also likens it to the violence at Black Lives Matter protests over the last year.

ALBANY COUNTY — Local leaders — all of them Democrats — were quick to condemn the violent breach of the United States Capitol on Wednesday, which disrupted the Congressional count of electoral votes. 

Berne Councilman Joel Willsey sent an email addressed to Supervisor Sean Lyons and Deputy Supervisor Dennis Palow requesting that they resign from their positions; Willsey believes they deliberately attempted to mislead the public about this year’s town government appointments.

A 2015  United States Supreme Court ruling said that local governments can’t decide how long they allow election signs to be posted because the signs’ messages are protected by the First Amendment. 

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