Northport ousts McNaughton, newcomers Maloney and Badanes join the BOE; budget passes.
Elwood passes budget by 72 percent; Fusaro and Ciccone say hello to three more years.
Elwood polls close.
Polls closed in Northport. Election results expected in minutes.
Bad weather isn't stopping Northporters from getting out the vote at the polling place with roughly 900 paper ballots cast at the time of this reporting.
“Right from the start I thought with the rain it would be slowing down, but it hasn't stopped,” said Chief Election Inspector Jim Mahoney, who said voter turnout hasn't been overwhelming, but remains at a solid, steady pace.
Patch asked voters who they were voting for and why. Anne Cronen, a teacher in a different district said she voted for the school budget because she thinks Northport Schools are great and all her kids went through the schools, but refrained to discuss who her votes for the Board of Education.
Another teacher in a different district stopped at the polling place also wished to remain anonymous and declined to divulge her vote, but said this, “People think [teachers] have some vacation, it's easy, they get out early...but we don't. We stay after, we help students, and, as a chemistry teacher, I'm there at least an hour and a half every day after school helping my students. I'm going to vote in Northport for the people on the Board of Education who will work with teachers to give them a fair contract. Asking them not to have any steps is ridiculous because people don't realize it takes them a long time to get to a higher salary and to take away their steps then they've lost that much money every year.”
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