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Patchogue 2012 Celebrates Election Win

Candidates, supporters gathered at The Oar on Tuesday evening.

Patchogue 2012 celebrated their  at  restaurant in Patchogue Village on Tuesday evening.

"Today showed that the people standing in front of me and the people out in the community have faith in who we are as people. This is a place that I love, a place that is what I am about and who I am," said re-elected Mayor Paul Pontieri in a speech after he won.

An estimated 150 supporters joined Pontieri, re-elected trustees Jack Krieger and Lori Devlin, and newly elected trustee Tom Ferb. 

As the results came in, several began to cheer and applaud while many continued to anxiously and quietly wait. When it became clear that the entire team had won the crowd began to chant "Four More Years!."

Devlin also thanked the party's supporters, but noted in her speech disappointment regarding how harshly residents were split during the campaign.

"I've seen the results that have been accomplished in Patchogue since Mayor Pontieri took office and I'm proud to see how much work they've done," said Gloria Burton, a Village resident for over sixty years who attended the party. 

Carol Reitz-Butler, owner of on Main Street, was happy to hear the results.

"I feel that everyone has been very tense on Main Street the last couple of weeks. I'm glad that it was an unequivocal win. It really shows what the people in the Village really want and what they expect to have happen in the next four years," Reitz-Butler said.

The new terms will begin at the April Re-Organization meeting.


madeline gallo March 22, 2012 at 01:15 PM
David k March 22, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Way to go Paul I would have voted for you a 100 times if I could have. Best of luck


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