The Express-Times

A proposed voter initiative to prevent the sale of Gracedale was removed from the May ballot Tuesday. Northampton County’s election commission voted 3-2 that the proposal does not conform with the county’s Home Rule Charter, effectively removing the proposal from the ballot. Commission members Mary Diggs, Christopher Randazzo and Joan Rosenthal voted that the question violates the county charter. This is not the end for the Gracedale ballot movement, however, as the commission’s decision may be appealed in county court.

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