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“We’re certainly not going to miss a beat here, by doing what we did,” Supervisor Douglas LaGrange said of naming new planning and zoning board chairs. “And that was another important thing: To keep the consistency through projects and through different things that were before each of the boards.”

At Knox’s inaugural 2022 meeting, more information came spontaneously to light about why the town fired three transfer station workers in 2019 — two of whom sued the town and later settled.

On Election Night, three of the four incumbent New Scotland Democrats facing Republican challengers were still facing uncertain futures as a number of absentee ballots had yet to be counted. But the Democrats breathed a collective sigh of relief on Nov. 17 after the release of the absentee-ballot counts. However, the recanvass results recently released by the Albany County Board of Elections should give Democrats pause as they show that Republicans — there are six for every 10 Democrats in town — are becoming more competitive.

The four Democrats who all held leads on their four Republican or GOP-backed challengers on Nov. 2 continued to do so after Nov. 17, when the absentee ballot counts were released by the Albany County Board of Elections. 

In the hotly contested six-way race for two town board seats, Christine Napierski was still the top vote-getter by a substantial margin, according to results posted on Nov. 17 by the Albany County Board of Elections.

Sue VonHaugg, Knox

John Dolce

Deputy Supervisor Jason Rauf, who The Enterprise covered in a separate profile, is running for highway superintendent, uncontested.

The Facebook page of the Town of New Scotland Republican Committee shared a post on Jan. 6 from Republican Congressional candidate Liz Joy that called the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol “very peaceful & kind.” Joy wrote that “Everyone there was law abiding,” and sought to blame the day’s violence on left-wing activists. 

Democrat Lisa Williams, appointed clerk in December 2020, is squaring off against Republican Lori Dollard for the office’s full two-year term.

Jason Rauf

Rensselaerville Deputy Supervisor Jason Rauf, a Republican, is running for highway superintendent in an uncontested race. He will replace superintendent Randy Bates, who is not seeking re-election.

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