Village elections Tuesday

AFTON – Only one contest for political office takes place Tuesday, March 18 when voters have the opportunity to go to the polls in seven of the eight villages in Chenango County.

The Village of Oxford is one of very few municipalities in New York that holds its elections in June.

In Afton, Mayor Sally Muller, who throws her hat into the race for a second term, is being challenged by newcomer Solon “Stevie” Tsangaras of 22 Spring St. Tsangaras, 48, is self-employed and submitted the required petition signed by 50 residents. He was a write-in candidate for mayor in 2006.

Muller, 72, is a long-time resident of the village. She said the position of mayor “comes with fun and problems both.” If elected again, the East Main Street resident said she would welcome the long-awaited repairs made to 2006 flood-ravaged Spring Street as well as apply for a grant to build new sidewalks. She said the Federal Emergency Management Agency came through with the funding for the thoroughfare just last month.

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