elections 2019

Voorheesville Trustees Richard Straut and Sarita Winchell were unopposed for their seats in this month’s village election. Just 74 of 2,010 registered voters turned out on Tuesday, March 19.

Running on the Altamont First line, Nicholas Fahrenkopf was the top vote-getter with 210. His running mate, Michelle Ganance, garnered  193 votes. Fahrenkopf had been on the board since 2015; Ganance was appointed just this past year. They ran on their records.

In addition to voting on bond projects and budgets, voters will be selecting library and school board members on May 21.

BERNE — This rural Helderberg Hilltown, long dominated by Democrats, saw a Republican resurgence two years ago, nearly flipping the town board majority. Two Republicans — Supervisor Sean Lyons and Councilman Dennis Palow — both won their first-ever elected posts and the third GOP candidate lost by a single vote.

The Guilderland school district has reduced by about 28 percent the amount of a proposed capital-construction project that was narrowly defeated in October, and plans to bring it to voters again in May.

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