Gail Heinsohn is reporting in the Chatham Courier New Lebanon Town Clerk Colleen Teal has successfully forced a Republican primary against incumbent town supervisor Michael Benson in September. Benson challenged the validity of Teal's nominating petitions with the Columbia County Board of Elections on the issue of residency. In a decision last week, Acting Supreme Court Judge Richard Koweek found in favor of Teal, saying she had provided sufficient evidence to support her claim of residency. Following the ruling Teal said she was glad New Lebanon GOP voters will now have the opportunity to choose their candidate in September. Benson said Teal's testimony clearly demonstrated she is not a resident of New Lebanon, and called on her to "end the deception on an immediate basis." Read the full story in the Chatham Courier.