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The Knox Democratic caucus was tense as those nominated mostly by members of the party’s committee were pitted against a slate of nominees already on the Republican ballot. Republicans had earlier nominated a slate of candidates enrolled in various parties.

Town Supervisor Peter Barber will be challenged this fall by Republican Brian Forte, whom he beat narrowly in 2015.

Both Republicans and Democrats nominated a full slate of candidates, including for town supervisor, highway superintendent, and two seats on the town board.

Kevin Flensted and Richard Filkins are running for the seats currently occupied by Democrats Joseph Boone and William Bichteman.

Ken Saddlemire is not taking the reversal lying down. He intends to stay in the race as a write-in candidate.

Anita Marrone, Westerlo

KNOX — For the second consecutive race, Democratic Supervisor Michael Hammond is being opposed by a resident saying he has been in the post too long.

Nick Viscio, chairman, Knox Democratic Party

Jean Cataldo, the town clerk, who is also a Democrat, said there is a minimum requirement of 10 posted notifications for a caucus.

Berne Highway Superintendent Kenneth Weaver and his opponent, Democrat Scott Duncan, both say shared services with the Albany County Department of Public Works wouldn't work.

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