THE NEW GAZETTE IS OUT; it features a very lengthy article on the village's election. Here are some highlights; however, please make the time to read it in its entirety. The Gazette is on sale just about everywhere.
CROTON UNITED SWEEPS VILLAGE ELECTION
--"In just it's second year of existence, the Croton United candidates swept the competition"...who were seeking to keep the board all-Democrat.
--Wiegman received 939 votes (44%); Schmdt 1,200 votes 56% - of the 2,139 votes that were cast.
--"Croton United trustee candidate Kenneth Walsh was the top vote-getter among the 4,283 votes that had been cast to fill the two trustee seats, with 28%. Running mate Robert Anderson closely followed with 27%. Ms. Slippen, appointed to fill the board in 2014 and elected to a one year term to fill a vacancy came in an unsuccessful third with 23% in her bid for her first full two-year term. Mr. Levitt was close behind, with 22% in his run for a second two-year term".
--Croton United's poll watchers were confident of a clean sweep when they showed up at Memphis Mae's with tentative tallies clearly indicating the gathering would be a victory party.
--At one point, the Croton Democrats believed they had kept one seat and therefore the majority according to their own poll-watchers' tallies. The BOE confirmed later that they were incorrect.
--Mr. Pugh and Ms. Gallelli "will be in the minority once the new majority is sworn in on December 7".
YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE LOHUD ARTICLE: Schmidt said - "We weren't Republicans, we weren't Democrats. We were people with an idea." http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/cortlandt/2015/11/04/croton-united-wins/75158184/