And then there were two.  Voters in the Herkimer School District followed a path first blazed by those in Frankfort by defeating a measure that would merge school districts in The Valley.  In a vote conducted today that involved the districts of Ilion, Mohawk and Herkimer, voters in Herkimer blocked the proposed three district merger.

The acrimony that accompanied the vote was evident when fierce comments began appearing on social media forums following the release of the election results.

First appearing on the Facebook page of WKTV, more than 180 comments were made within an hour of posting the breaking news that the merger was defeated.  Below is a sampling of what was said:

As one respondent on Facebook pointed out, the discussion more closely resembled the comments that appear on the always cantankerous Utica Topix forum.