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Paquette wins village council seat in Morristown

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Peter A. Paquette narrowly won Tuesday’s election for a seat on the Morristown village council.

Mr. Paquette took home 57 votes, beating out his opponent, Janet Newtown, by two votes.

The two candidates were campaigning to fill the seat held by Village Trustee John R. Barse, who decided not to seek re-election.

Village Clerk Sandra A. Warren said the turnout was the “biggest I’ve seen in 16 years.”

The race was also the closest she’d ever seen, Mrs. Warren said.

No write-in votes were cast.

There were four other village elections taking place across the county Tuesday, though none of them was contested.

In the village of Hammond, Mayor Shelly M. Youngs took in 15 votes to continue serving in her position. Trustee Patti T. Belknap also won re-election with 15 votes. There were two write-in ballots in both elections.

In the village of Norwood, Trustee Richard J. Boprey received 26 votes and Trustee Timothy A. Levison took 32 votes. There were two write-in votes cast.

In the village of Richville, Trustee Anthony J. Wood received 11 votes and Trustee Larry G. Deets got 10 votes. There were no write-ins.

No one from the village clerk’s office in the village of Hermon could be reached for the results of its election. Trustees Richard J. Bardeschewski Jr. and Nathan A. Young were running without opposition.

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