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Democrats Take Election In Unofficial Count; Field Of Dreams Defeated

Preliminary counts show Putrino and Ashley take the election, while residents cast a resounding 'no' for the Field of Dreams.

In an unofficial count, Democratic incumbent Austin Ashley and his running mate, Michael Putrino have won the two open seats on the council, unseating Council President Howard Berner.

Putrino, who served a previous term as councilman, came in with the most votes at 3,161, followed by Ashley who garnered 2,956. Berner received 2,583 votes, while his running mate Peter Rebsch received 2,584.

Perhaps the most resounding loss of the night was the defeat of the 'Field of Dreams' referendum. 2,858 votes were cast against it, while only 1,669 were cast in support of it.

However, the open space question did pass with 2,757 votes in favor and 1,840 votes against.

In the Board of Education election, unofficial results for the three three-term spots have incumbent Joseph Steele leading the pack with 1,427 votes, followed by Laura O'Grady with 1,414 votes, Darren Drake with 997 votes and James Prendergast with 878 votes. Christopher Ryan ran uncontested for a one-year term.

All of these results do not include absentee or provisional ballots.

Check back with Patch for official results.

TARA November 12, 2012 at 03:26 AM
HAPPY TO HAVE YOU BACK MIKE.
TARA November 12, 2012 at 03:45 AM
THE GREAT FIELD AT THE END OF NEW MILFORD ON BOULEVARD NEAR ORADELL AVE IS AN ORADELL FIELD...THATS WHY IT DOESN'T FLOOD. THEIR TOWN IS FOR THE KIDS, NOT FOR ANOTHER FOOLISH TOWN PROJECT SO THESE DIRECTORS OF TOWN SPORTS HAVE ANOTHER CLICK TO HANG OUT WITH. THE QUALITY OF RECREATIONAL SPORTS THAT I, MY SIBLINGS,MY KIDS, AND GRANDCHILDREN GREW UP WITH HAS DIMINISHED. TODAY YOU'RE HANDED A LINE OF BOLOGNA INSTEAD OF RESPECT AND ENCOURAGEMENT. ALSO TAKE A LOOK AT THE FEES THEY CHARGE YOU TO BE INVOLVED IN SPORTS IN THIS TOWN. FOR THAT PRICE YOU CAN GET PROFESSIONAL TRAINING. FIX THE FIELDS WE HAVE, PUT SOME BACK BONE INTO IT LIKE THEY DID BACK IN THE DAY.
TARA November 12, 2012 at 03:49 AM
I GREW UP IN THIS TOWN ALL MY LIFE AS WELL AND SO DID MY KIDS, AND NOW MY GRANDKIDS. FIX THE FIELDS WE HAVE. DON'T USE MY TAXES TO DO SO. I HAVE FIVE HOMES ON MY BLOCK IN FORECLOSURE. JUST TO LET YOU KNOW DAVID E OWENS SCHOOL FLOODS JUST AS MUCH AS THE OTHER 4 FIELDS. 4 FIELDS????? I CAN'T BELIEVE IT. GET PUMPS FOR THE OTHER FIELDS...NO MORE NEW FLOODING FIELDS IN NEW MILFORD OFF OF TAX PAYERS.
TARA November 12, 2012 at 03:52 AM
WELL SAID.
TARA November 12, 2012 at 03:54 AM
CHILDREN OF NM ARE NOT DEPRIVED. THE ADULTS ARE BORED.

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