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Saltaire civic gadfly Noel Feustel was put back on the village election ballot last week as a candidate for trustee.
State Supreme Court Justice Thomas Whelan reversed a suffolk Board of Elecitons ruling that agreed with the claim Feustel needed five percent of the registered voters in the village to qualify for the ballot rather than five percent of the voteres inthe last election.
“The court rejects attemnpts ... to engraft the word registered into the statute contrary to the clear and unambiguous language as drafted by the state legislature,” Whelan ruled.
While Feustel was put back on the ballot his wife Victoria Petersen was not, having not filed the proper legal paperwork because she was with her mother who died last week.