BRUSHTON MAYOR PRESIDES OVER FIRST MEETING SINCE BEING RELEASED FROM JAIL

Brushton Mayor Kevin Pentalow attended his first board meeting last week, after he was released from the Franklin County Jail. Back in September, Pentalow was sentenced to 120 days in the county lockup, following his conviction on two driving while intoxicated charges. . But for the Mayor last Thursday, it was back to business as usual , with no mention of any of it. And it seemed not many people cared either. Unlike his first meeting after his arrest, when about 20 people turned out to show their support for the mayor, no residents attended Thursday’s meeting. The board’s discussion… according to the Malone Telegram… simply centered on the possible creation of a water and sewer system, repairing the roads, and the need for a crosswalk across U.S. Route 11. Voters in Brushton will get the final say about it all in March, when his current four year term expires. Back before he was sentenced, Pentalow said that he will never let anything like that happen again. He also announced that he had begun treatment for alcohol-related issues.