A race for two seats on the Sidney town board is among the contests to be decided by today’s Republican primary. Other races are taking place for Chenango County and state races. The state and local primaries will be held from noon to 9 p.m.
There are three people running for two vacancies in Sidney – Kerri Green, Gregory P. McCann Jr. and John Schaeffer. Voting in that contest will place at the River Street and Sidney Center fire stations.
Green, 33, is an area wedding and event planner and president of the Sidney Chamber of Commerce. She served on the Sidney Central School Board of Education for six years and said: “I enjoy giving back to the community.” There were a lot of “positive” activities in the past year she said, adding that she would like to help that recent growth continue.
McCann, 44, is a retired New York City police detective. “I have always felt this area has been home to me,” he said. If elected, he said he can bring “fresh and innovative” ideas to help the town move forward in a “positive” direction. Communication is an important key to success in the town, he said.
Schaeffer, 54, is the owner of Tri County Sales Outlet, located in the village. He has served on the board before and he is running because, he said, there is a need for someone with experience. There are a lot of big issues that will be addressed in the future, he said, and “I feel I can be helpful.”