Last Thursday, Gov. Cuomo announced the appointments of 10 judges to fill vacancies in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court. The appointments are not subject to state Senate confirmation.

In the First Department, which covers Manhattan and the Bronx, the Governor appointed Supreme Court Justices Ellen Gesmer, Marcy Louise Kahn and Troy Karen Webber.

In the Second Department, which includes Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley, the Governor appointed Supreme Court Justices Francesca Connolly and Valerie Brathwaite Nelson.

In the Third Department, which covers twenty-eight counties in the Eastern and Northern portions of the state, the Governor appointed Supreme Court Justices Sharon Aarons and Robert Mulvey.

In the Fourth Department, which covers twenty-two counties in the Western and Central portions of the state, the Governor appointed Supreme Court Justices John Curran, Patrick NeMoyer and Shirley Troutman.