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North Hornell says goodbye to Mayor John Falci after 17 years

The Village of North Hornell’s longtime Mayor John Falci will retire this April after deciding not to seek a fifth term in this month’s election.

Falci has spent the past 30 years serving North Hornell in village government. He first served as trustee, then deputy mayor, and after as mayor for 17 years. He also taught sixth grade in the Hornell City School District for nearly 40 years.

The 76-year-old Republican chose not to seek a fifth term in the March election.

“It’s the time [required for the job]. I really didn’t want to commit myself to another four years,” said Falci, according to The Evening Tribune. “This is a good time to go now.”

Despite his name not being on the ballot, Falci received 29 write-in votes. Deputy Mayor Joe Ingalls, a retired State Department of Transportation manager, won the election. Ingalls will take office on April 4.