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Westerlo Town Board, Rapp

Acting Supervisor William Bichteman, when asked who would take charge of the town during a planned absence, said that he had appointed former supervisor Richard Rapp and Councilman Joseph Boone as deputy supervisors.

ALTAMONT — The village has a contested election for the first time in years as four candidates are running for two trustee posts.

Two Democrats — Steven D. Wickham and Dustin M. Reidy — will vie in a June primary to get their party’s backing to represent Guilderland’s District 30 in the Albany County Legislature.

After more than 50 years of serving the town, Rapp said he is stepping down as supervisor this March due to family matters.

The Guilderland Democratic Committee will form a committee, after the Nov. 6 elections, to look into whether it will continue with a caucuses, or change to a primary system, to choose its candidates.

Incumbent Democrat Patricia A. Fahy faces two challengers to represent the 109th State Assembly district: Republican Robert G. Porter and Conservative Joseph P. Sullivan.

Candidates for New York State’s Assembly and Senate were asked about relevant background, their reasons for running, and what they hope to achieve if elected. They were also asked to give their views on each of these issues:

Voters in Guilderland, New Scotland, Coeymans, and the Hilltowns will have the chance to vote for either incumbent George Amedore or challenger Pat Strong for Senate in November.

NEW SCOTLAND — The New Scotland Democratic Committee will have three new members, while the top vote-getter in the most recent town board election lost his seat, according to unofficial primary results from the Albany Board of Election.

GUILDERLAND — With low turnout in Thursday’s primary for Guilderland town judge, Bryan Clenahan bested Christine Napierski, securing both the Independence and Women’s Equality party lines for the Nov. 6 election. Napierski said on Friday that she will continue in the race.

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