Kiryas Joel officials say they had nothing to do with a letter circulating in Woodbury that purports to be an endorsement by their residents for the mayoral candidate Ralph Caruso. “We’re not taking any position in this election,” Village Administrator Gedalye Szegedin said.
The hand-delivered letter is on bogus Kiryas Joel letterhead and is addressed “to our Woodbury Neighbors.” It praises Caruso for helping Kiryas Joel win grants through his work for state Sen. William Larkin – a boast that presumably is intended to turn voters against Caruso.
Caruso is one of four candidates for mayor running today in the first Village of Woodbury election. Eight other people are running for four trustee seats.