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Lanesborough Ousts Reilly, Jones In Annual Town Election

Longtime moderator Robert Reilly and Finance Committee Chairman Ray Jones were both ousted from their seats in town government during Tuesday's election.

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Boucher Wins Write-in for Clarksburg Select Board

Joining him on the Select Board will be Karin Robert, who was the only candidate to take out papers to complete the last year of a three-year term. It will, however, be a somewhat inexperienced board with two brand-new members and Kimberly Goodell, who also won her three-year seat last year as a write-in.

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Boyd, Carlisle Elected to Williamstown Planning Board

The election featured three contested races, but the third, for Elementary School Committee, generated little interest. The two winners from among three candidates on the ballot will serve just about six weeks on the committee after they are sworn in following May 15's annual town meeting.

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Ciskowski Wins Cheshire Selectman Seat; Ballot Questions Pass

Ciskowski was the clear winner Monday night with a total of 297 votes, which was more than enough to defend his seat from political newcomer Biagini.

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Adams Voters Send Bush, Duval to Board of Selectmen

James Bush won one of the two selectman seats with 695 votes, edging out two-term Selectman John Duval for the most votes. Coming in third was another newcomer, Heather Cachat Blake, who polled 355; running out of the money was former Selectman Donald Sommer with 308 and Wayne Piaggi, who withdrew but was still on the ballot, with 39 votes.

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Letter: Support Stephanie Boyd for Williamstown Planning Board

Ms. Boyd's skills and experience will translate well into service on the Planning Board, and we will all benefit from her participation there.

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Letter: Mike Goodwin for Williamstown Planning Board

To be effective, a planning board member must think creatively to solve problems. In addition, as a member of a committee, an effective individual must work cooperatively with others. Mike Goodwin is such a person.

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Adams Candidate Interviews: John Duval & Donald Sommer

The town election on May 7 will see two familiar names on the ballot for selectman: incumbent John Duval and former board member Donald Sommer.

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Letter: Boyd Will Bring Fresh Perspective to Planning Board

I am writing to endorse Stephanie Boyd for the Williamstown Planning Board.

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Adams Candidate Interviews: James Bush & Heather Cachat Blake

Two political newcomers say they have the right ideas to move the town forward. James Bush and Heather Cachat Blake are vying for the two seats on the Board of Selectmen in the May 7 town election.

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Incumbent, Newcomer Vying for Selectman in Cheshire

The two candidates vying for the three-year seat on the Board of Selectmen this year are offering voters a choice between experience or a fresh perspective.

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Adams Selectmen Ask For Write-In Town Meeting Campaigns

Town officials are urging residents to stage write-in campaigns to fill numerous open seats and offer voters choices in uncontested elections.

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Nomination Papers Available for Clarksburg Annual Town Election

There are 10 offices up for election this year, including two seats on the Board of Selectmen and an open School Committee seat.

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Seven Seats Up For Lanesborough Election

Seven seats are up for election on June 19. Residents will be asked to vote for one Selectman, two members of the Finance Committee, a moderator, a library trustee, and a five-year and a two-year member of the Planning Board.

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Two Vie For Open Cheshire Selectmen's Seat

Incumbent Robert Ciskowski, currently chairman, will defend his seat against challenger Mark Biagini, who is the only other resident who returned papers.

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Five Running For Selectman in Adams

John Duval, chairman of the board, will defend his seat from the other four candidates who returned their papers Monday. James Bush, Heather Marie Cachat, Wayne Piaggi and Donald Sommer will be on the ballot this year.

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Williamstown's Town Election Ballot Still Has Holes

With just over a week left before the deadline to return papers for May's town election, there is just one contested race on the ballot, and there are two positions for which no one has pulled papers.

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Nomination Papers Available for Cheshire Annual Town Election

A three-year selectmen’s seat will be open for a possible contest come this May and current officeholder Robert Ciskowski’s term will expire.

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Adams Town Election Set For May

There are two selectmen seats open this year. Current officeholder John Duval's term ends this year and there is a vacant seat left by former Selectman Arthur "Skip" Harrington, who resigned last year.

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Adams Officials Discuss Filling Vacant Selectman Seat

Town officials are considering whether to hold an election for the vacant seat on the Board of Selectmen. Town Clerk Haley Meczywor told the Selectmen last week that the Nov. 7 special election to fill the seat of the late state Rep. Gailanne Cariddi could be coupled with a town election.

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Incumbents Win Poorly Attended Lanesborough Election

There was a lack of interest in this year's town election, from voters and from candidates. Just over 200 of the town's 2,323 registered voters made it to the polls - which beat town meeting's attendance of 93 voters - on Tuesday. But, there wasn't much to vote on either. All of the seats up for re-election were incumbents and only a few ballot questions had little significance in town operations.

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Only Incumbents Seeking Office In Lanesborough Election

Only incumbents have returned nomination papers to be on the election ballot. Seven seats are up for re-election, six of which have candidates.

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Clarksburg Elects New Select Board, Planning Board

The town has a new Select Board with the election on Tuesday of Carlyle "Chip" Chesbro Jr. and Kimberly Goodell. Tuesday's election also ensured that the town would have a full Planning Board this year. Vincent King was elected to the full five-year position that was open; Erin Scott to complete four years of a five-year term, and Gregory Vigna to complete the last year of a full term.

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Adams Fire District Sets $2M Budget for Fiscal 2018

The Fire District has been approved for a $1,953,440.52 budget for fiscal 2018. Water district members met May 9 in the Fire Station garage to vote for the almost $2 million budget, of which $1,906,440.52 will be raised by water revenue.

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Write-In Candidates Step Forward for Clarksburg Town Election

Officials have been worried about elected seats going vacant in Tuesday's election, but enough candidates have come forward to ensure most will be filled. A seat on the Select Board and three on the Planning Board looked like they would go empty in the town election but three people have stepped forward to run write-in campaigns.

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