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Cheshire Nomination Papers Available 2021 Town Election

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
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CHESHIRE, Mass. — Nomination papers for the May 3 town election are now available by appointment at the town clerk's office.
 
There will be two three-year term selectmen seats up for election this year as well as one Hoosac Valley Regional School District Committee seat.
 
Robert Ciskowski resigned last month from the Board of Selectmen, months short of the end of his second three-year term in May, leaving that seat vacant.
 
The second selectman seat is currently held by Ron DeAngelis, who won it as a two-year term in 2019 as part of the expansion of the board from three to five members. This year, the winner of the election will have a full three-year term.
 
There are three Planning Board seats up for election for terms of five years, four years, and two years.
 
Also on the ballot are three-year seats each on the Board of Health, the Cemetery Commission, Board of Assessors, and the Water Commission, which also has a one-year seat.
 
Town officer positions are a three-year term for tax-collector, currently held by Rebecca Herzog, and three-year town clerk position, currently held by Christine Emerson.
 
There are also two three-year terms on the Hoosac Valley Regional School Committee, representing Cheshire and the other for Adams. They are currently held by Bethany DeMarco and Michael Mucci Jr. 
 
Nomination papers can be obtained by appointment at Town Hall on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 3 by contacting 1-413-743-1690, Ext. 22, or townclerk@cheshire-ma.gov.
 
Papers are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 15; the deadline to withdraw is March 31 and Tuesday, April 13, is the last date to register to vote. 

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Cheshire Town Meeting to Vote on Appointing Clerk, Tax Collector

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
Updated with corrected quote from the Town Clerk and clarification from the Select Board Chairwoman
 
CHESHIRE, Mass. — The town will move toward making the town clerk and tax collector positions appointed instead of elected.
 
During a budget discussion Tuesday, the Selectmen voted to place an article on the town meeting warrant that would change some town clerical positions from elected to appointed.
 
The discussion arose from Town Clerk Christine Emerson's budget presentation. She added in a $10,000 line item to hire an assistant who she can train to replace her in the three remaining years she wishes to work.  
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