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Fire Island civic activists heading to court

Saltaire Civic gadflies Noel Feustel and his wife Victoria Petersen are going to State Supreme Court in Riverhead Tuesday to get back on the ballot for the May 28 village election after being thrown off.
Feustel had filed petitions with 10 signatures to run for trustee while his wife had petitions with nine signatures to run for mayor.
The couple, who are representing themselves, claim their petitions were improperly thrown out because it was ruled they did not have five percent of village 195 registered voters. They claim election law only requires they have five percent of the 75 who voted in the last village election — about 3.5 signatures.
The couple have been in a running battle with the village over a host of issues including the voting of people in village elections who are also registered to vote New York City.
Among those Feustel wants to run against for the trustee post is John Zaccaro Jr. son of former Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro.

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