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Carpenter wins Moriah justice vote

Gero wins in North Hudson

Rick Carpenter was elected Moriah town justice in voting Nov. 6.

Rick Carpenter was elected Moriah town justice in voting Nov. 6.

— PORT HENRY — Rick Carpenter was elected Moriah town justice in voting Nov. 6.

Carpenter garnered 1,015 votes, according to the Essex County Board of Elections. He is a Republican.

Running on the Justice Party line Larry Wintle Jr. got 273 votes. Brandy Patnode-Michener, running on the Honesty Party line, got 268 votes.

The race was a rematch of the Sept. 13 GOP primary. Then Carpenter received 200 votes to earn the Republican line in the November general election.

Wintle got 105 votes and Patnode-Michener 73.

Carpenter is currently on the Moriah town board. He will resign that post to serve as justice.

The new town justice will replace Jeff Farnsworth, who resigned after he accepted employment outside the area.

The town’s other justice, Brian Venne, is handling all cases until a second one takes office.

In North Hudson Marshall Gero, a Republican, got 90 votes to win an unexpired term on the town board.

Hugh Myrtle, running on the People’s Party line, got 45 votes.

They were the only local races in the Times of Ti area this year.

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