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Ferebee backed by voters in Keene elections

Buysse, Smith to serve on town council

Keene Supervisor William "Bill" Ferebee

Keene Supervisor William "Bill" Ferebee Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— William “Bill” Ferebee will continue to serve as Keene Town Supervisor after winning re-election Nov. 8.

The incumbent administrator received 365 votes based on the unofficial count by the Essex County Board of Elections. His opponent, Paul Vincent, received 100 votes.

“I’m excited to be able to represent the town of Keene for the future,” Ferebee said. “We have two new board members, and I am anxious to get them involved in the town government. We will continue to do our job and I look forward to moving on from the election.”

Michael Buysse and Jerry Smith were the top two to receive votes in the five-person race for town council, with Buysse garnering 262 votes and Smith getting 247. Marcy Neville, an incumbent member of the board, was third with 199 votes, with Henrietta Jordan getting 143 votes and Donna Combs receiving 31.

Ferebee said the main challenge that faces the town is the recovery from Tropical Storm Irene, but there are projects that need to be handled in the near future.

“The recovery is the main focus right now, but we have to try and work on some other projects and needs as well while we continue to recover,” Ferebee said.

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