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Parisi cries foul over Rotterdam GOP nods

Donovan said while that claim was made on a county level, no legal action was taken, and Parisi was able to take part in the primary. Donovan also said Parisi appeared to have a grudge against the No New Tax Party, which was formed by the Republican's endorsement for town supervisor, Brian McGarry.

Parisi said he doesn't understand how his race against Amedore has anything to do with the lawsuit he has filed, and he has nothing against the No New Tax Party.

"If there is a legitimate endorsement then I have no problem. If it is not done the proper way, it is not a legitimate endorsement," said Parisi. "If a judge says they do [have legal endorsements], then I have no problem with it but based on the information I have, it doesn't appear to be the case."

Besides McGarry for supervisor, the town Republicans endorsed Chris Tomaselli and Aurelia Lazzari for the Town Board, incumbent Highway Superintendent James Longo and incumbent Town Justice Kevin Mercoglan.

Donovan said there are fewer than 48 members active in the committee, and there were 17 current members present voting with nine proxy votes, equaling 26 votes, which would be enough votes if all were valid.

Parisi said there are 48 members in the committee, according to his list, and of the 19 individuals in attendance, five of the members signing the resolution were not committee members. Also, of the nine proxy votes, Parisi claims at least one submitted was not a member of the committee. Parisi said he wasn't at the meeting because he was out of town.

The mailed notice Parisi received was postmarked five days before the April 14 meeting, but he said he did not get it until April 11. Parisi said notice must be received, not postmarked, five days before a meeting.

Donovan said the majority of people that are active participants in the committee had known about the upcoming meeting through verbal discussions at recent events and through emails.""

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