Just 2 votes separate candidates in Tilton

TILTON — Pat Consentino, the chairman of the Board of Selectmen, topped the poll on Tuesday with 187 votes to keep the seat she has held since 2009.

Peter Foggl, chairman of the Sewer Commission, edged Wayne Brock, chairman of the Budget Committee, two votes — 126 to 124 — to win the second open seat.

Town Clerk/Tax Collector Cindy Reinartz said yesterday that Brock has requested a recount, which will be held on Friday, March 13.

Incumbents Eric Pyra and Juliet Harvey were re-elected to the Budget Committee without opposition.

Single vote decides Moultonborough Selectboard race

MOULTONBOROUGH — Jean Beadle, who has chaired the Advisory Budget Committee for the past seven years, polled 386 to lead the field of five candidates vying for two open seats on the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday.

Just a single vote separated the second and third place candidates as Josh Bartlett, former chairman of the Planning Board, edged Chuck Connell, a former town administrator, by 295 to 294. Connell has requested a recount, which will be held on Monday, March 16.
Only 698 of the 3,779 registered voters, or 18.5-percent, cast ballots, which was the lowest turnout in some time.

Bud Martin elected to Sandwich Selectboard

 SANDWICH — Willard ''Bud'' Martin was elected to a three-year term as selectman Tuesday. He was the only candidate for the post and received 212 votes,

Also elected without opposition were Julie Deak, (221), trustee of trust funds for three years;  Carol Clark (214) and Christoher Boldt (196), library trustees for three years; Robert Rowan (220), sewer commissioner for three years, and Geoffrey Burrows (240), cemetery trustee for three years.



3 incumbents returned to Alton School Board

ALTON — Incumbents Terry Noyes (472) and Stephen Miller (409) won re-election to three year terms on the Alton School Board on Tuesday There were no other candidates on the ballot but there were 295 write-in votes cast for Barbara Howard.
Marilyn St. Cyr, who was appointed to the board to fill out the year when Carlos Martinez resigned, won an election for a one year term by defeating Robin Rush Hanson 376 to 255.
Voters approved a $15,157,252 operating budget which funds both Alton Central School and the town's share of the Prospect Mountain High School budget.
An article which would have raised $461,775 as Alton's share of a $923,550 project to install an engineered metal roof system at Prospect Mountain High School fell 44 votes short of the 60 percent majority needed for passage. The vote was 467-384 but required 511 to pass.
Voters approved a new collective bargaining agreement with the Prospect Mountain High School Teachers Association which increases salaries and benefits by $146,186 next year and $148,267 the following year by a 481-380 vote.