Controversial 129-year-old village seal goes to a vote

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WHITESBORO, NY– A New York village’s seal that dates back to 1886 is coming under renewed fire.

Village Clerk Dana Nimey-Olney said the seal of Whitesboro, New York shows the village’s founder in a friendly wrestling match, representing how Hugh White won respect from the native Americans. But some say it appears White is choking or pushing the native American man.

Residents will cast their ballots on eight to 10 new seals on Monday. The vote is not legally binding.

“We want to just put an end to it once and for all. Let the residents have the say about what seal they want to represent them and their home and they’re history,” Mayor Patrick O’Connor told WKTV.

Whitesboro, New York