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    GALLERY: A tie in Rome selectman’s race ends when candidate exits from contest - Amy Calder/Morning Sentinel | of | Share this photo

    Peter Schultz moderates Saturday's annual Rome Town Meeting. Because of pandemic restrictions, the meeting was held at Belgrade Central School to allow for social distancing.

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    GALLERY: A tie in Rome selectman’s race ends when candidate exits from contest - Amy Calder/Morning Sentinel | of | Share this photo

    Rome's selectboard will look a little different after Saturday's annual Town Meeting. First Selectman Monica McCarthy, left, plans to officially drop out of the contest Monday after a tie in Friday's elections. Second Selectman Lois Stratton, center, was defeated Friday by Larry DiPietro Jr. Third Selectman Kelly Archer will be back after staving off an election challenger Friday.

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    GALLERY: A tie in Rome selectman’s race ends when candidate exits from contest - Amy Calder/Morning Sentinel | of | Share this photo

    Paul Anderson was elected as Rome's new first selectman during the annual Town Meeting elections on Friday. He initially tied incumbent Monica McCarthy, but she announced Saturday she would exit the contest, clearing the way for him to be seated on the board. Anderson has served several stints on the board previously.

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    Jack and Diana Schultz vote on an article Saturday during Rome's annual Town Meeting, held at Belgrade Central School.

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    GALLERY: A tie in Rome selectman’s race ends when candidate exits from contest - Amy Calder/Morning Sentinel | of | Share this photo

    Monica McCarthy, Rome's first selectman, announces to Town Meeting attendees that she will not pursue the seat in a special election after she and a challenger tied in Friday's election.

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