Harrison town clerk dies of kidney failure

The town clerk in Harrison has died at the age of 30 after battling health problems for most of his life.

Joseph Acocella, who died of kidney failure, was born with a rare disorder that led to both his legs being amputated at the age of 3.

Despite his health issues, Acocella was in his fourth term as town clerk and was seeking re-election in November. He was the youngest town clerk in New York State history.

Harrison Town Supervisor Joan Walsh, along with County Executive Rob Astorino, have extended their condolences to Acocella's family.

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