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DeWitt Town Board approves inter-municipal police contract with East Syracuse

Residents and members of the media gather at DeWitt Town Hall during a special meeting of the town board today. The board voted to allow the supervisor to sign an inter-municipal police contract with the village of East Syracuse that will only go into effect if village residents vote to dissolve their police department.

Residents and members of the media gather at DeWitt Town Hall during a special meeting of the town board today. The board voted to allow the supervisor to sign an inter-municipal police contract with the village of East Syracuse that will only go into effect if village residents vote to dissolve their police department. Photo by Ned Campbell.

— Kim O’Brien, chair of Friends of the East Syracuse Police Department, invites all village residents to meet at her home at 110 E. Heman St. at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday and walk to the informational meeting together. She’ll also be conducting a voter registration drive that night.

“The public hearing is going to be a good opportunity for the village residents to speak up, ask as many questions as they can, and I’m hoping that they get out to register to vote and that they vote to keep our police department,” she said.

The referendum vote is scheduled for Oct. 16.

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