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Justice fired as court clerk, may sue

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The attorney for Town Justice Michelle Van Woeart is promising legal action after the Town Board last week removed her from her duties as court clerk. At issue was Van Woeart simultaneously holding the justice and clerk’s positions and being paid for both. The state Attorney General’s Office sent a letter to the town last month, saying that those positions were “incompatible” and she couldn’t do both jobs. Van Woeart had rejected a settlement offer ...

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