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Nomination Papers Available for Clarksburg Town Election

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CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Nominations papers are available for the annual town election to be held in May. 
There are eight seats up for election, of which seven are currently held by incumbents. The single office open for the election is town moderator for a one-year term.
Longtime Moderator Bryan Tanner had indicated in the last few elections he was not interested in continuing his service and, last year, declined the office despite yet another write-in win. Temporary moderators were sworn in at the annual town meeting and later a special town meeting, with Ronald Boucher being elected at the special town meeting in August. He has continued to fulfill that role.
Boucher also serves as Select Board chairman and his three-year seat is up for election this year. He won his first term as a write-in in 2018 after moving to Clarksburg from North Adams. 
Also on the ballot will be two five-year seats on the Planning Board currently held by Erin Scott, who was elected in 2017 to complete a term, and Thomas Jammalo, re-elected in 2016; a three-year seat on the School Committee held by Cynthia Brule, first elected in 2018; and three-year seat on the Board of Health held by Norman Rolnick, who was appointed to complete the final year of a term in 2014 and re-elected twice. 
Other offices on the ballot are a one-year term for tree warden, held by Ernest Dix for many years; three-year term as library trustee, held by Debra Bua, and three-year term for War Memorial trustee held by Carlyle Chesbro Sr. 
Nomination papers are available until Friday, April 2, and must be filed with the names of at least 20 registered voters by Tuesday, April 6.  To schedule an appointment to obtain papers, contact the town clerk's office at 413-663-8255 or
The last day to register to vote in the election is May 5 and the election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 25, from 10 to 8. 

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Clarksburg Select Board Votes Reopen Basketball Court

By Tammy DanielsiBerkshires Staff

The pad has been in poor condition for years and the board hopes to remove it.
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Basketball hoops will be put back up at Town Field after the Select Board voted Wednesday to overrule the Health Board
"I know I've fielded a slew of calls wanting to know what was going on with the basketball court, how come the hoops aren't back up," said Select Board Chairman Ronald Boucher. "Yet other communities all have their hoops back up. And I truthfully I feel it's time to get the hoops back up."
He thought the Board of Health had been right in waiting otherwise the town might have been overwhelmed people traveling from other towns. Wednesday, when he asked Board of Health member Cindy Schock if her board's thoughts had changed, she said no.
"We haven't changed it. We are certainly willing to revisit it," she said. "What you had just said about waiting for other towns to open their recreational services certainly played into the decision we made for Clarksburg. ...  sounds like it would be a reasonable time to revisit the topic."
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