Newburgh Voters Make Changes to Town Government 

Residents in Newburgh elected a new selectman yesterday, and passed three referendum questions that bring changes to the form of government in town.Incumbent Stanley Smith was voted out. Michael Burns won the race for that seat, 199 to 139.Voters also chose to change the administration in town. Question 1 passed 187 to 143. The town will now have a selectmen/administrative assistant instead of town manager.Question 2 asked voters to adopt a recall of town official ordinance. That passed 122 to 103.And, the town voted to increase the number of selectmen from three to five. That vote was 188 to 143.Many Newburgh residents have expressed their anger at town officials since their former Deputy Town Treasurer, Cindy Dunton, was charged with stealing more than $200,000 from the town.