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A primary typically draws more voters than a caucus. It’s more inclusive, better run, and therefore more representative of the people voting.

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GUILDERLAND — Just 21 votes separated Bryan Clenahan and Christine Napierski July 26 at the Guilderland Democratic caucus, which was conducted using paper ballots rather than a voice vote or a show of hands because so many voters — 285 — turned up at Tawasentha Park.

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“What irritates me most about this case,” said town Supervisor Peter Barber in federal court, acting as attorney for one of the defendants, "is we are less than 72 hours before the start of this caucus.” He called the lawsuit “borderline frivolous.”

GUILDERLAND — Christine Napierski was chosen in April over 13 other candidates to replace town justice Richard Sherwood who pleaded guilty this week to felony charges.

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Mark Dunlea,​ Poestenkill, New York

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Jesse Sommer, Iraq

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Three Albany County legislators, who are also business owners, have formed a new caucus that will grade legislators based on their votes on measures related to small-businesses.

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Chris Tague

Chris Tague, the Republican town supervisor of Schoharie, has won the 102nd New York State Assembly seat by fewer than 300 votes.

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HILLTOWNS — Three candidates of various backgrounds and party affiliations are running for a seat in the New York State Assembly in a special election held on April 24.

The candidates are:

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The Berne Town Board tabled appointing new members to the town’s youth council and board of assessment review; discussions through email reveal Democratic board members’ concerns over appointing the GOP party chairman to the youth council.

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