David Sherman appointed to county legislature

Republican David Sherman was appointed to the Dutchess County legislature to replace Gary Cooper (R-Pine Plains), who recently resigned to take a full-time highway job with the county. Sherman previously served as town supervisor in North East.

The appointment, which runs through the end of the year, was approved at a special joint meeting of the town boards of North East, Stanford, Pine Plains and Milan March 21.The legislative district spans all or part of all four towns.

There will be a special election in November for a representative to serve the remainder of the 2012-13 term.

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