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Primary fields set

— The Republican Party has few contested primaries in the 2011 elections Tuesday, Sept. 13, with most of the contestants having requested Independent petitions, as well.

The biggest primary field is in Schroon Lake, where the end of the Cathy Moses tenure as town supervisor has led to three Republicans seeking the position, including former highway superintendent Michael Marnell, current town councilwoman Margaret “Meg” Wood and Dennis Christian.

Three Republicans are also running for a pair of town council seats, including incumbent Clara Phibbs, Donald Sage and Bruce Caza.

Incumbent highway superintendent Dana Shaughnessy will also have a primary contest against Dale Pecor.

All candidates in Schroon have requested Independent Election petitions, which are filed with the Essex County Board of Elections Aug. 23.

In Newcomb, incumbent highway superintendent Mark Yandon will run in a primary against John Helms. Yandon has not officially requested an Independent petition yet.

In Keene, incumbent Supervisor William Ferebee faces a primary challenge from Paul Vincent, with both having requested Independent petitions.

Incumbent Crown Point councilmen Charles Mazurowski and Yvonne DuShane will face a primary contest with Tara Peters and Sherlene Simpson-Barrows also seeking one of the two seats, with all four having requested Independent petitions.

No primaries in Franklin

A news release issued by the Franklin County Board of Elections states there “shall be no primary election” on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Election commissioners say all polling sites in Franklin County will be closed that day.

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