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Wolfensohn Wins Race For Millwood Fire Commissioner Seat

Millwood Station 1, which is the main firehouse.
Millwood Station 1, which is the main firehouse. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie

MILLWOOD, N.Y. -- Former New Castle Councilman Michael Wolfensohn will be returning to local elected office after a five-year hiatus, having won a contested election to an open seat on the Millwood Board of Fire Commissioners.

Results released show that Wolfensohn received 43 votes. Charles Canero received 31 votes, while Robert Nesbit garnered Robert Nesbit.

Wolfensohn served on the New Castle Town Board from 2007 to 2011. He unsuccessfully ran to return to the board in 2013.

Wolfensohn's seat has a full five-year term.

Meanwhile, Jason Lichtenthal won an uncontested special election to serve out the remaining one year on Hala Makowska's old seat. Makowska resigned from the board because she was elected last year to a council seat on the New Castle Town Board.

Earlier this year, fire commissioners appointed Lichtenthal to fill the seat on an interim basis.

Results show that Lichtenthal garnered 85 votes, while one write-in vote was cast.

Two affidavit ballots that were cast have yet to be counted, according the results tally, although they will not make a difference in the outcome.

The Millwood Fire District is the entity that oversees the Millwood Fire Company. It covers Millwood, western Chappaqua and New Castle's West End.

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