For John, BLUF: Ooops! I started this yesterday AM and then dropped the ball. Nothing to see here; just move along.
A Sun Staff Report, from 2 January 2018.
Here is the lede plus one:
William Samaras, a member of the City Council since 2013, was narrowly elected the city's new mayor Tuesday morning during the City Council's first meeting of 2018.Congratulations to Mayor Bill Samaras and to Vice-Chairman Vesna Noun.
Voting for Samaras, besides himself, were councilors Karen Cirillo, Edward Kennedy, James Milinazzo and Vesna Nuon.
The other councilor in the mayoral battle, John Leahy, voted for himself, along with councilors David Conway, Rodney Elliott and Rita Mercier.
Councilors failed to make the mayoral vote unanimous, which is traditional.
Vesna Nuon, a former city councilor elected in November with Cirillo and Conway, was elected vice-chairman on a 7-2 vote. Councilor Rita Mercier and Leahy voted for Mercier for the post.
Regards — Cliff