This year’s Town Supervisor race offers Gardinerites a choice between a veteran of that post and a longtime local resident who would be a newcomer to elected office. The candidates, both 61 years of age, are widely perceived as coming from opposite ends of the political spectrum; but in response to questions from the New Paltz Times, both sought to accentuate the positive aspects of life in Gardiner and in the main, to play down the controversies that have plagued the town in recent years. Perhaps this will turn out to be the election cycle when more common ground . . .
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