By Brian Sweeney
Father Robert Purcell is continuing efforts to clear his name after being dismissed from the ministry by the Roman Catholic Diocese in Albany last month.
Father Purcell was accused of sexual misconduct in an incident that allegedly occurred more than 53 years ago.
The priest, who served 25 years as the pastor of the Sacred Heart Parish in Margaretville until retiring in 2001, has vehemently denied any wrongdoing. He is appealing the decision handed down by the diocese and demanding a reversal.