KNOX — With a generous boost from its savings, the town’s proposed $2.2 million budget carries over many of the same appropriations as last year while remaining under the state limit on tax-levy increases.

The public response has been mixed in the wake of Berne's purchase of 358 acres of land, with the hope to generate revenue and jobs from it as a destination. Despite some backlash and petitions, the town's supervisor has touted the decision as one most residents are excited about.

BERNE — Travis Gardineer, who was found guilty of driving while intoxicated in Berne’s most recent jury trial, was sentenced on Oct. 14 to use an ignition interlock device for one year, without probation, and to pay fines and surcharges of $1,176.

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