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Ticonderoga, Putnam elect supervisors

Grinnell, LaPointe elected to lead towns

Shirley Randall casts her ballot in Putnam on Election Day. Putnam re-elected John LaPointe to a 14th term as supervisor.

Shirley Randall casts her ballot in Putnam on Election Day. Putnam re-elected John LaPointe to a 14th term as supervisor. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— Bill Grinnell will be the next Ticonderoga supervisor.

Grinnell, a Republican, was elected with 608 votes Nov. 5.

Incumbent Deb Malaney received 471 votes and Steve Whitford 119. Malaney and Whitford both ran as independents.

“I’m humbled; it’s a lot of responsibility,” Grinnell said after the results were announced. “I’m very pleased.”

Grinnell said he will spend the next two months preparing to take office.

“I plan on reading a lot,” he said. “I want to go to some county meetings and touch base with our county, state and federal officials to let them know I’m here.”

Malaney and Whitford offered congratulations to Grinnell.

“I look forward to a relaxing vacation and new adventures,” Malaney said after the vote.

“It is what it is,” Whitford said of the election. “People see what they see and vote on it.”

Fred Hunsdon Sr. and Chattie Van Wert were elected to the Ti town board. Democrat Hunsdon received 597 votes and independent Van Wert 558.

Dorcy Crammond got 537 votes and James Kolysko 435 for town board. Both are Republicans.

All results are unofficial until certified by the county board of elections.

Putnam

John LaPointe was re-elected to his 14th term as supervisor in Putnam.

LaPointe, a Republican, received 217 votes to top Democrat Patricia Frost, who had 65 votes.

“The voter support was overwhelming; I’m very pleased,” LaPointe said. “It was a trying time. I was nervous, but the results gave me a terrific vote of confidence.”

The election attracted 400 voters in Putnam, a record turn out for the community. Nearly 80 absentee ballots remain to be counted, but it’s unlikely they will sway any of the results.

Republicans Greg Harris and Cathie Burke were re-elected to the town board. Harris received 180 votes and Burke 139.

They were challenged by Democrats Richard Malaney and Richard White and independent Steve Peters. Malaney got 87 votes, White 57 and Peters 106.

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