Incumbent Supervisor Joseph Giordano will be the only name on the ballot in Ticonderoga in November.

Giordano, who won a write-in campaign two years ago to unseat William Grinnell, defeated Grinnell, 220-130, in the Republican primary Tuesday night.

Both men also petitioned for independent spots on the ballot, but the Essex County Board of Elections ruled Grinnell’s petitions had a “fatal flaw” because they had the wrong date of the election on them. That means he will not be on the ballot.

Giordano will be on two lines — the Republican line and his independent “Just Joe” line. There is no Democratic candidate.

“Ticonderoga has a hopeful future in front of her because of a large number of supporters who believe in that future,” Giordano said. “I am elated by the outcome and again humbled by the public’s trust in my leadership.”

The two Republican candidates for town board will be Dave Woods, who received 206 votes, and Joyce Gallant Cooper, who received 183.

Fred Provoncha, who was third with 171 votes, will not be on the ballot because he did not file an independent petition, but Heath Towne, who received 83 votes, will be, after filing an independent petition.

In Bolton, Highway Superintendent William Sherman was an easy winner over Stephen Breault, 268-42.

In Johnsburg, only one of the two incumbents won in the Republican primary for Town Board. In a three-way race, incumbent Arnold Stevens got 103 votes and challenger Laurie Arnheiter received 99. Incumbent Katharine Nightingale lost out with 74 votes.

Incumbent Johnsburg Highway Superintendent Daniel Hitchcock got the Republican line, defeating challenger Frederick Comstock, 101-47. Hitchcock will be starting his 10th year as highway superintendent in November.

Johnsburg supervisor candidate Andrea Hogan faced a write-in campaign for the Conservative line. She was challenged by Town Board member Peter Olesheski.

Olesheski was not listed on the ballot, but there were six write-ins Tuesday, besting Hogan’s four votes. Absentee ballots still must be counted. The Board of Elections was not scheduled to count, by name, the write-in votes Tuesday night, but would in coming days.

Ronnie Deuel, who has been Lake Luzerne’s highway superintendent since 2014, defeated Bill Scofield, 180-70.

Incumbent highway superintendents received party backing in two primaries in Hamilton County — Long Lake and Indian Lake. In Indian Lake, James Roblee won, 56-22, over Paul Strain. In Long Lake, Charles “Chip” Farr defeated Patrick Gibbs, 30-14.

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