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ELECTION: Races heat up in the towns

In two north-county towns, there is high interest regarding the election. Arkwright and Villenova both have races for town supervisor as well as two Town Board seats.

This renewed passion comes from a controversial issue for both municipalities: wind turbines. Arkwright, which already has them installed and running for more than a year, has Lawrence Ball facing off against Ted Wightman in the supervisor race while five candidates are seeking election to two seats on the board. Those running are current Supervisor Nick Norton, Roger Cardot, Christopher Jackson, Lynn Bedford and Stephen Mead.

Villenova’s races are similar with current Supervisor Yvonne Park challenged by Julie Delcamp. Four are challenging for two board seats with Keith Butcher and Sarah LoManto having the Democratic and Republican endorsement. Susan Baldwin and John Dudley Robinson are running on the Libertarian line.

Two towns with a combined total of 2,000 residents are finally having challenges for governmental seats. Some may view it as progress and others may look at it as sour grapes.

In the end, voters have a choice. That is a victory of sorts for all those residents.

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