The Albany County Sheriff's Office is investigating a traffic stop where Officer Philip Milano used a taser on a man who was passively refusing to comply.

A Republican challenge didn't oust longtime Democratic supervisor, Richard Rapp. "We're doing fine," he said of Westerlo the day after residents gave him 55 percent of the vote.

The all-Democrat board in Berne will remain so as two councilwomen — Karen Schimmer and Dawn Jordan — won with substantial margins running on Democratic and Independence Party lines.

Jeffry Pine, a Democrat, had the lead in the unofficial election results from Nov. 3, with 16 more votes than incumbent assessor Richard Tollner. Absentee ballots will be counted on Nov. 10.

BERNE — Berne residents are looking at issues up on one of their highest hills and down underground this election season as four candidates are vying for two seats on the town board.