By Jason Weinstein.

In Vestal, Supervisor John Schaffer began his second term with a swearing-in ceremony.

Also taking oaths of office: Town Board members Fran Majewski and Patti Fitzgerald, Town Clerk Emil Bielecki, and new Highway Supervisor Rocco Turdo. Schaffer says he has a list of priorities for his next term, including repairing roads, upgrading parks, and having more programs for young people.

"My goals are to maintain the quality-of-life services. We're currently working on keeping the library whole and getting a special district for that. I hope everyone gets out and supports that," said Schaffer.

Schaffer defeated Republican William Kelley in November to claim his second term.