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Town Justice Reflects on Four Decades Behind the Bench


Marilla Town Justice Thomas Labin, on the left, raises his right hand to take the oath of office on Jan. 1.

For the better portion of nearly half a century, there has been one constant in Marilla: Justice Thomas Labin has been behind the bench.

“It’s so ironic,” Labin said. “I am a firm supporter of term limits, but this is hardly limited, but so be it.”

Labin was initially appointed to the bench to complete John Foss’s term, who was leaving the seat to run for Marilla town supervisor. ...

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