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The deadline to submit nomination papers was on Tuesday.

Lanesborough Election Features Two Contested Races

By Andy McKeeveriBerkshires Staff
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LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — There are two contested race on the ballot this election.
Gordon Hubbard, owner of Mount Greylock Campsite Park, is challenging incumbent Robert Ericson for a three-year term on the Board of Selectmen. Ericson has been on the board since winning election in 2013, following a stint on the Mount Greylock School Committee, and filled the shoes of William Prendergast who opted not to run for re-election that year.
The other contested race is Barbara Davis Hassan, a real estate agent, challenging incumbent Planning Board member Ronald Tinkham for a five-year term on that board.
The remaining races are uncontested. Kevin Towle and Tinkham are both seeking seats on the Finance Committee; Tinkham is an incumbent and Towle would be a new addition to the board. Incumbent Rebecca Flood is apparently not seeking re-election.
Chris Dodig, who defeated longtime Moderator Robert Reilly in a write-in campaign last year following a contentious town meeting, is seeking re-election as moderator. 
Reilly looks to continue with his seat on the Northern Berkshire Vocational Regional School District (McCann Technical School) and Rachael Eramo is looking to return as a library trustee.
The election no longer features local a school committee race after the regionalization with the Mount Greylock Regional School District. Those seats are determined during the state elections.
The annual town election will be held on Tuesday, June 18. A full slate of candidates, albeit with few contested races, is still welcome news in Lanesborough, which has struggled in recent years to get candidates to run. Often, no candidates have returned nomination papers to be on the ballot and the race is ultimately won by a last-minute write-in campaign.

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Lanesborough Institutes Health Protocols, Keeps Town Meeting on June 9

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires Staff
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The town has implemented a series of protocols intended to keep residents safe and comfortable attending the annual town meeting on Tuesday.
At Wednesday's meeting of the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager Kelli Robbins laid out the procedures the town has in place for the annual gathering at Lanesborough Elementary School.
She said the protocols have the backing of Town Moderator Chris Dodig, who last week joined the Selectmen's virtual meeting and questioned whether it might make sense to postpone the meeting in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and learn from other towns who hold their meetings first.
Robbins said she met with the Dodig earlier in the day on Wednesday.
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