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Hubbardston Town Election results

2014-06-11 10:57:18
Submitted by: Jeffrey Musser

Hubbardston Town Election results
Eryn Dion
News Staff Writer

HUBBARDSTON – Four hundred and four residents came out to the polls Tuesday for Hubbardston’s Annual Town Election, representing only 12.7 percent of the town’s registered voters.

Key town positions were filled, including two seats on both the Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee.

First, Finance Committee Chair Raeanne Siegel secured a three-year spot on the Board of Selectmen with 195 votes while her opponent, Kris Pareago, fell short with 116 votes. For the board’s one-year slot, David Simmerer garnered 194 votes, although his competitor, Thomas Bratko, ran a spirited write-in campaign and received 161 votes.

On the Finance Committee side, two three-year terms were awarded to newcomers Richard Haddad and Peter Jefts, who won 285 and 36 votes respectively. Incumbent Patrick Girouard ran a close write-in campaign, earning 27 votes.

For the Library Trustees, both Josephine Amato and Ann Gushue retained their seats with 281 and 271 votes each. Peter Jefts secured another five-year term on the Planning Board with 293 votes while MaryAnn DiPinto won a two-year seat on the board after receiving 302 votes. On the Quabbin Regional School Committee, Debra Chamberlain ran unopposed and won 307 votes.

Albert Alfonso was re-elected to a three-year term on the Board of Assessors with 313 votes while Chairman Ernest Newcomb retained his spot on the Cemetery Commission for the next three years with 298 votes. Rounding out the incumbents, Hayden Duggan will remain on the Board of Health for three more years after securing 303 votes and Sanda Barry will continue work as a Parks Commissioner for another three-year term after receiving 296 votes.

The three open Housing Authority seats failed to garner enough votes to elect anyone to those positions.

For the town’s single ballot question on whether the town should cease assessing excise taxes on certain animals, machinery owned by individual and non-corroborate entities partaking in agriculture, residents answered with a resounding ‘yes’, voting 277 to 90.
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