Randy Bashwinger

Randy Bashwinger, Berne’s highway superintendent, is challenging incumbent Lillian Sisson-Chrysler, a nurse, for a seat on the Berne-Knox-Westerlo School Board.

The superintendent alleges the supervisor had overstepped his authority in several instances.

A town board meeting in Berne last week saw notifications of seasonal road closings and an arranged fee schedule for Switzkill Farm.

Community service can turn a young man’s life around, the town's supervisor says.

The reasons for Berne's supervisor dismissing an employee may include “insubordination,” but the highway superintendent says “there’s more to this."

Faced with using over half a million dollars for buying machines, the town board hosted a heated exchange at its April meeting.

Kevin Crosier, town supervisor, Wayne Emory, Joseph Golden, Dawn G. Jordan, Karen Schimmer

BERNE — Randy Bashwinger, Berne’s highway superintendent, led a procession of 50 down the town’s main street under darkening skies Wednesday evening. On the march from the school to Town Hall they shouted, “Berne lives matter.”

When that chant petered out, they started calling “Crosier needs to go.”

Berne's supervisor and highway superintendent need to set aside their differences and work together to honestly answer this question: Is it more productive to have the highway crew work four 10-hour days or five eight-hour days?

Maureen Abbott, East Berne


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