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Tusten highway superintendent resigns

March 12, 2014

NARROWSBURG, NY — Glenn Swendsen, the highway superintendent for the Town of Tusten, has announced his resignation.

In a letter submitted to The River Reporter, Swendsen said he was leaving the position, to which he was elected with 85% of the vote in November 2013, because the town board did not back him in a dispute he has been having with board member Ned Lang.

At a recessed board meeting on February 24, Swendsen and Lang exchanged heated remarks related to the condition of Lang’s roads during one of the severe winter storms that have hit the region this winter.

At that meeting, several board members praised Swendsen and the work that he and the highway crew have done during this difficult winter, and Lang and Swendsen both apologized.

Swendsen said his last day on the job will be March 25, after that the board will vote to appoint a new highway supervisor. [To read the letter, turn to page 6.]