NORWICH Ė Although elections are still four months away, the Republican and Democratic candidates for city offices have officially thrown their hats into the ring, and this year, there will be some contests for the open seats.
Three seats on the City of Norwich Common Council will be up for grabs this year, as well as the positions for both city supervisors and the mayor.
According to Carol Franklin, the Democratic Commissioner at the Chenango County Board of Elections, this yearís city races will include contests for three positions.
Mayor Joseph Maiurano is currently running unopposed for another term as Mayor. Maiurano was appointed to the position after the death of former Mayor Robert C. Raphael. In November of 2006, he was elected for one year, to finish out Raphaelís term. Maiurano was re-elected to a full two-year term in 2007.