Village meeting prompts complaints

WELLS RIVER—In the aftermath of the annual village meeting in Wells River on March 16, there is one disputed election, one resignation from a longtime village clerk, and at least one complaint over open meeting law violations.
There was plenty on the ballot for the village of approximately 400 people, including two vacant seats on the board of trustees. One of those seats was filled by Brian Emerson in an uncontested election.
The other seat was sought by candidates Jean Welch and Jason Winchester. Welch prevailed 25 to 21.