Nomination Papers Available for Clarksburg Election

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There's five days left to run for office and five seats that need to be filled. 
 
The deadline to obtain nomination papers is this Friday, April 5, by 5 p.m. As of March 29, no one has taken out papers for the following seats: 
  • Select Board, one-year term
  • School Committee, three-year term
  • Planning Board, five-year term
  • War Memorial Trustee, three-year term
  • Moderator, one-year term
The town election is May 28. To take out papers, contact Town Clerk Carol Jammalo at 413-663-8255 or ClarksburgTClerk@gmail.com.
 
Reposting: CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Nominations are open for elective office in Clarksburg. The annual town election will be held on Tuesday, May 28. 
 
Two seats on the Select Board are up for election: a three-year seat currently held by Karin V. Robert and a vacant one-year seat. 
 
Robert plans to run for re-election in May for the full term. She was elected in 2018 to complete the last year of a three-year term. Danielle Luchi of Middle Road has indicated she will run against Robert for the three-year term. 
 
The one-year term up for election would also complete the last year of a three-year term that had been held by Kimberly Goodell, who resigned at the end of last year.
 
A three-year term for School Committee will also be vacant as Patricia Preguber, currently chairman, has indicated she will no run for re-election after seven years on the committee. She was first elected in 2013 after being appointed to complete a term the year before. 
 
Also up for election are a five-year seat on the Planning Board currently held by Audry Matys, who has not taken out papers so far; a three-year seat on the Board of Health held by Michael G. Rivers; a three-year seat on the library board of trustees held by Patricia Denault; a three-year seat on the War Memorial board of trustees held by Edward J. Denault; a one-year term as tree warden, held for many years by Ernest Dix; a one-year term as moderator held by Bryan Tanner; a three-year term on the McCann School Committee held by Richard Bernardi; and a three-year term as town clerk held by Carol Jammalo. 
 
Nomination papers may be obtained by leaving a message for the town clerk at 413-663-8255 or ClarksburgTClerk@gmail.com. The last day to obtain papers is Friday, April 5. 

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