“We need to be able to communicate openly and have dialogue, not angry rages, to exchange ideas," says Knox's deputy supervisor.

RENSSELAERVILLE — The future of Conkling Hall, a community gathering place for well over a century, hangs in the balance.

BERNE — After years of eking out wins, and sometimes facing budget defeats, Berne-Knox-Westerlo saw its $22.6 million budget for next year pass by a landslide on Tuesday.

Carl Baranishyn's neighbor said, "He wouldn't do things to help himself but, for someone else, he'd do anything."