By ELLEN LYON
KEEDYSVILLE - A conflict between Keedysville's newest councilman, James R. Kerns, and several residents was briefly resurrected and then resolved with an apology at Monday night's Town Council meeting.
Town resident Anne Leffler asked Kerns to apologize for his behavior at the last council meeting on May 5.
She had made the same request in a May 6 letter to the mayor and Town Council which accused Kerns of an "ignominious, unprovoked verbal attack" on his predecessor on the council, Yvonne Hope, and his opponent in the May 3 election, Frank Shifflet, during discussion of some town issues at the May meeting.
Kerns said in a May 13 Herald-Mail article that he apologized for the way he spoke at the meeting but said he was defending town officials against false statements that had been made during the election.