Gail Heinsohn is reporting in the Chatham Courier incumbent New Lebanon Town Supervisor Michael Benson has taken legal action to prevent town clerk Colleen Teal from forcing a Republican primary in the town supervisor race in September. In papers filed with the state Supreme Court, Benson has alleged that Teal is no longer a resident of New Lebanon, saying the nominating petitions submitted present "an aura of sham." Benson's attorney, Bryon McKim, presented testimony in court this week that Teal had not slept in her West Hill Road house for months. Teal admitted she has been living in Pittsfield, Mass., but maintains that New Lebanon is her home because she is a property owner in the town. “I still maintain that New Lebanon is my home,” Teal said. The town clerk position “requires residency," she said. The parties must file additional papers before Acting Supreme Court Justice Richard Koweek renders an opinion. Read the full story in the Chatham Courier.