POTSDAM The town hired a new court clerk to replace Mary Jo Guyette, who was fired in September amid suspicions that she was pocketing an unspecified amount of money.
Sherry Stone, who has been working at the court since Ms. Guyette was suspended in June, will receive $33,000 a year, 7.4 percent less than her predecessor. Her hiring for the full-time position takes effect immediately.
The board approved her appointment unanimously at a special meeting Tuesday.
A state comptrollers investigation into the missing court funds still is ongoing.