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Mayor’s defamation suit is dismissed

St. Martinville – Mayor Thomas Nelson’s lawsuit against Espinola Quinn has been dismissed by a state judge.

The suit resulted from a Washington Post article in which Quinn alleged Thomas had taken racially-biased actions to cancel the annual Newcomers Club Mardi Gras parade.

Quinn is quoted in the article as saying of the mayor, “He promised the whites he was going to shut the n...rparade down.”

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Welcome news for Village rec

St. Martinville – The Village of Parks will soon have the funds to make much-needed upgrades to Cecile Rousseau Poché Memorial Park.

St. Martin Parish President Guy Cormier and parish council members Neil Thobodeaux and Jason Willis brought the good news to the June 13 Village council meeting. Parks will receive $350,000 from the recent parish bond issue. Five million of the $25 million bond approved by voters last December is earmarked for recreation upgrades.


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