MELROSE, N.Y. - If Dominic Pasinella Jr. runs for office in upstate New York again in 18 years, he should be able to count on at least one vote.
After voting Tuesday at the fire station in the town of Melrose, where he’s the fire chief, Pasinella heard a call about a “pregnancy problem” at the polling place just northeast of Albany.
The candidate for Schaghticoke town council hustled back to the station and found Ptarmigan Fox-Etman ready to deliver. She and her husband stopped at the station when they realized they wouldn’t make it to a hospital.
The Times Union of Albany reported that voters cheered after Pasinella and two firefighters helped deliver a healthy 7-pound, 10-ounce girl named Charis Etman at 8:41 a.m.
Despite his good deed, Pasinella lost the election, finishing third in the race for two open seats.
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