BERNE — A taxi driver arrested for forcing himself on a customer pleaded guilty in Berne Town Court on Sept. 9 to third-degree assault.

BERNE — Cars are parked alongside the town’s library even when the building is closed and its parking lot isn’t full. Its Wi-Fi signal is strongest there.

A revised Rensselaerville ethics law, passed unanimously, includes a more specific number of days for each step in the process of hearing and investigating a complaint. The town board voted at the same meeting to allow use of the town's car for town business, when not used for the elderly.

The after the Conservation Advisory Council submitted its proposal for prohibiting high-volume hydraulic fracturing, the planning board voted not to make its own recommendation to the town board, considering the prospects for gas drilling nearby slim and since the comprehensive plan is under review.

While the lawyer representing Hitmans Roadside Service argues her client has not opened her garage to the public, violating town law, the town's attorney disagrees and has an invoice that lists services performed.

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