Port area villages to vote March 18

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Flower Hill's mayoral race consists of Liberty Party candidate and Trustee Kate Hirsch (left) and Flower Hill Party candidate and Deputy Mayor Brian Herrington. (Photos courtesy of the Liberty Party and the Flower Hill Party)

Three villages in the Port Washington area will see elections on March 18, with only one village having contested races.

The Village of Baxter Estates will see two trustees, Douglas Baldwin and Alice Peckleis, run unopposed, along with village Justice Elizabeth S. Kase. The election will take place on March 18 at Baxter Estates Village Hall at 315 Main Street in Port Washington from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Trustees Steven Cohen and Michael Malatino of the Village of Port Washington North will also be unopposed in their elections. Voting will take place on March 18 at the Port North Village Office at 3 Pleasant Avenue in Port Washington from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

In Flower Hill, the mayor’s seat and three spots on the Board of Trustees are contested for the first time in several years.

Deputy Mayor Brian Herrington is running for mayor under the Flower Hill Party banner, with incumbent Trustees Randall Rosenbaum and Gary Lewandowski on his slate. Current Mayor Robert McNamara will be running for a trustee position under the same party.

Under the Liberty Party banner, three-year Trustee Kate Hirsch is running for mayor, with residents Diane Turner, Jay Silverman and Jeffrey Greilsheimer rounding out her slate.

The last month has seen Hirsch challenge the Flower Hill Party’s petition with the aim of having it thrown out, only for the Nassau County Board of Elections to rule in the party’s favor.

Hirsch then filed an ethics complaint against Flower Hill’s chief election officer, Village Administrator Ronnie Shatzkamer, alleging that she was assisting the Flower Hill Party in their campaign. Both Shatzkamer and mayoral candidate Herrington have denied the allegations.

Flower Hill’s election will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on March 18, with residents invited to vote at Village Hall at 1 Bonnie Heights Road in Manhasset.

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