Town to make due with just one justice

NORWICH – Since 2007, the Town of Norwich court has been operating with one justice.

Following a public hearing Monday, the town board made a motion to try and keep it that way.

“It will be up to the voters in November,” said Town Supervisor David Law following the hearing. Law said all the board can do now is support the motion and wait until voters cast their ballots in the fall election.

Until former Judge David Manzer retired last year, there were two justices presiding over Town of Norwich court proceedings. “Manzer handled all the traffic cases,” said Law.

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