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Hayworth Swears in Elected Officials in Somers

SOMERS, N.Y. - More than 50 friends, residents and family members came to the Elephant Hotel on Friday evening for the official swearing-in of the recently elected Somers town officials.

Although it is traditional in Somers for the town clerk to administer the oath of office, this year the honor was given to Rep. Nan Hayworth (N.Y.-19.)

Mary Beth Murphy (R,C,IN) was sworn in, assuming her eighth term as supervisor. Thomas Garrity Jr. (D,R,C,IN) was sworn in for his second term on the council, Kathleen Pacella for her fourth term as town clerk, Michael J. McDermott as town justice and Thomas Chiaverini was sworn in as superintendent of highways.

Richard Clinchy (D,R,WF,IN), reelected for his second term on the council, was sworn in earlier in the day. Denis J. Timone will be sworn in as town justice in January.

Legislator Michael Kaplowitz (D,WF,I), who had been sworn in by the county on Dec. 22, was also present to ceremoniously take the oath.

All those who took the oath Friday had run unopposed.

The officials promised to  “support the constitution of the United Sates and the constitution of the State of New York" and to "faithfully discharge the duties" of their office.

Murphy said it was an honor to be sworn in by someone of the stature of Hayworth and thanked her for “being here tonight in our sleepy little town or Somers.”

The 30 minute ceremony concluded with refreshments.

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