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Port Henry mayor re-elected

PORT HENRY - Ernie Guerin was re-elected mayor of Port Henry in voting March 15.

Guerin received 138 votes to turn back challenger Frank Slycord, who received 131 votes.

The mayor expressed thanks to Port Henry residents who returned him to office for a second term and promised to continue working on village issues.

"I feel I have just got my feet wet," Guerin said. "We have gotten a few things started that I would like to see through.We would like to make Main Street a vibrant place to entice business to come to the area.

"We are working on it," he said. "I know over time we can do it. We need to address one little problem at a time."

Both candidates ran for office promising fiscal responsibility and touting efforts to revitalize the downtown area.

Voters also elected two members to the village board.

Staley Rich received 145 votes and Matt Brassard 115 to claim the seats. Both will be first-term councilors.

Jack Sheldon, an incumbent trustee, received 112 votes and incumbent Louise Belden chose not to run.

Also running for the village board were Frank Gilbo, who received 74 votes, and Ronald Nesbitt Jr., who got 63.

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