(**Bulletin)Birritierri Resigns as Lakewood mayor...T
he embattled mayor of Lakewood has resigned amid controversy over several recent absences, and other matters. The village clerk's office sent out a brief statement late this morning that Birritierri had decided to resign... effective today. In a letter to the village... Birritierri cited "personal and medical reasons" for her decision. The clerk's office says -- for now -- Deputy Mayor Ted McCague will fill-in in the interim. Birritierri was elected in November of 2015, and became mayor in January of 2016. Her term runs through the end of 2019.