Athol-Thurman 11-13-2010

Change of town leadership pending

The new supervisor will be taking over the Town Board, perhaps as soon at the first meeting after the Nov. 2 election. The town's Fiscal Meeting is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. The Regular Monthly Meeting will be on Tuesday Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.

As of Monday, absentee ballots in the Nov. 2 election had not be counted, but they were scheduled to be tallied Tuesday afternoon. In the machine vote on Election Day, Evelyn Wood had 235 votes and Thomas "Tuck" Birdsall had 214, and there were 45 ballots outstanding.

However, Warren County Republican Elections Commissioner Mary Beth Casey said that if the absentee votes presented a plurality that could not be overcome by the remaining outstanding military votes, she and her Democratic counterpart Bill Montfort would be declaring a a winner by Tuesday afternoon. Full official election certification, however, would have to wait until each vote was counted, she said.

Town leaders have indicated they might be swearing in the supervisor this week, following the commissioners declaration.

So as of Monday, townspeople were not absolutely sure who is to be their next supervisor - but both candidates are well-liked in the community.

Personal news

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Dennis Dempsey, James Dimick and Sheryl Greenholtz on Nov. 13. To Sharkey Baker on Nov. 15. Colby Clayfield and Melanie Monroe on Nov. 16. Skyler Castro on Nov. 17, Joyce Baker and Jason Murphy on Nov. 18 and Diane Angell on Nov. 19.

Anniversaries this week are Bonnie and Sean Cameron celebrating 21 years on Nov. 17 and Karen and Rex Reynolds III reaching their landmark on Nov. 18.

Get Well wishes go out to Bonnie Monroe of Schroon River Road, Myron Cameron, Richard Wormwood, Vern Baker and Wanda Vopleus.

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