Town Election: Fields narrow as two pull out

Left: Other signs springing up around town may remind you that an election is coming up this spring. (Photo by Susan Fitzgerald)

This May, residents have the opportunity to choose the best candidate in three races for town office.

Two of those races have narrowed since my last update.

Bill Boland withdrew from the race for Town Clerk, to focus on his re-election to the Board of Selectmen. And Raymond Hokinson withdrew from that selectmen’s race.

Candidates for both races (and the Board of Health) have been invited to the library’s annual Candidates Night on April 29th.

(Actually, candidates for all offices have been invited. But only those in contested races will get a turn at the podium.)

That evening, residents can get some face time with candidates during a meet and greet at 6:30 pm. At 6:45, the real business begins with presentations followed by Q&A.

Don’t forget to save the date of May 11th to cast your vote.

(If you won’t be in town, absentee ballots are available at the Town Clerk’s office through Friday, May 8th at noon. If they aren’t in yet, they will be by April 21st.)

And here’s a quick reminder of who is running in contested races:

Town Clerk – vote for one – 2 year term
James F. Hegarty, 14 Maplecrest Drive
Doriann M. Jasinski, 33 Presidential Drive

Board of Selectmen – vote for one – 3 year term
William J. Boland, 35 East Main Street (candidate for re-election)
Desiree Aselbekian, 137 Woodland Road
Brian E. Shea, 17 Pinecone Lane

Board of Health – vote for one – 3 year term
Rosemarie P. Mauro, 6 Winchester Street
Daniel P. O’Rourke, 5 Ledge Hill Road

For a list of all candidates and offices, here’s the sample ballot.

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9 years ago

Wish Boland would completely withdraw, we need new blood desperately around here. He always seems to have his own agenda, not what is best for the town.

8 years ago

Sorry, resident, but I disagree. I like Mr. Boland’s level of experience. I thought he did a great job at TM, providing additional color on issues when necessary. I thought his attempt to delete the more objectionable clauses from the Demolition Delay article was appropriate. And I found his knowledge of all the Articles to be as thorough as anyone’s on the podium.

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