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The Smithtown fiasco that led Supervisor Patrick Vecchio and board member Lynne Nowick to see their elected terms essentially nullified would be fixed under legislation submitted to both houses of the state legislature. But while the GOP has the clout to push the bill through in the Senate, Republican Michael Fitzpatrick is the Assembly sponsor, and he's in a small party minority there. Presumably, Democrats in the majority would shepherd the measure through the house once urged to do so by local Democrats.

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Lauren Harrison's news story on the bill is here.