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John Duval and Howard Rosenberg, seen outside the town garage Monday afternoon, were elected to the Adams Board of Selectmen.

New Selectmen Elected in Adams and Cheshire

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
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ADAMS, Mass. — Incumbent John Duval and political newcomer Howard Rosenberg took the two open selectmen seats in Adams on Monday night.
 
Duval and Rosenberg were the clear winners in the town election with both collecting more votes than the third candidate and former selectman Donald Sommer.
 
Rosenberg received 727 votes and Duval, 572 votes. Sommer received 278 votes 
 
There were no other races in Adams and open seats were either filled by incumbents or candidates running unopposed.
 
Around 1 p.m. in Adams, just over 450 of the town's 6,084 registered voters had cast their ballots.
 
In Cheshire, there were two open selectmen seats, and Raymond Killeen and Shawn McGrath were the top vote-getters. Killeen received 252 votes and McGrath received 244 votes. Candidate Michael Biagini Jr. received 158 votes.
 
There were no incumbents running for selectman in Cheshire. Selectman Ronald DeAngelis did not run for another term and Robert Ciskowski resigned from the board earlier this year.
 
All other seats were filled by incumbents or candidates running unopposed.
 
In Cheshire at around 2 p.m., 173 of the town's 2,501 registered voters had voted. By the end of the day, 362 votes, or 14 percent, were cast.
 

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New Adams Building Owner Restores, Returns Bar Sign to Family

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff

The Girgentis get to see what the family bar looks now as Original Seed Cigar with new owner John Sheerin, right.
ADAMS, Mass. — Paying respect to what came before him, Original Seed Cigar and Lounge owner John Sheerin returned a renovated Rascal's sign to the Girgenti family.
 
"From Original Seed to you. This is your sign," Sheerin said at a small gathering with the Girgenti family at his lounge Friday. "It is going home to the right place."
 
Rascal's founder Alfio Girgenti had hung the sign at 32 North Summer St. more than three decades ago. The local contractor and carpenter died in 2005, but signed stayed up.
 
Sheerin purchased the dormant barroom building to convert it into a cigar lounge and humidor. After a substantial renovation, the building is now open.
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