Salatiello wins by write-in


SANBORNTON — Former selectman Tom Salatiello pulled off a write-in victory over Glenn A. Frederick, whose name appeared on the ballot for a three-term as Sanbornton selectman.
Salatiello received 267 votes to Frederick's 119. In addition to name recognition, Salatiello had the advantage of having the town report dedicated to him this year.
Craig Davis, the only candidate on the ballot for one of two three-year seats on the Budget Committee, received 366 votes. Elected on a write-in was Kate Osgood with 132 votes, while Karen Ober received 56 write-ins.
Karey Caldwell defeated Deborah Gibson, 197-161, for cemetery trustee for one year.
Paula Grassie won a three-year term as library tustee, defeating Donna Schimming, 247-74. Grita Olmstead received 344 votes in an uncontested race for the two-year seat as library trustee.
Lynn Chong was elected as trustee of trust funds for three years, with 350 votes; and Sheryl Anderson had 354 votes for supervisor of the checklist for six years.
In a close vote, residents approved a zoning amendment that would allow solar energy systems through a site review process. The measure passed, 195-153.

Belmont voters pass all ballot questions


BELMONT — Voters passed all of the items on the town ballot, including a ban on accessory dwelling units for manufactured homes and a 50 percent tax exemption for the added value of commercial and industrial construction in Belmont.
Incumbent Selectman Ruth Mooney won re-election with 341 votes, staving off a write-in campaign for Kevin Sturgeon, who received 20 votes.
Sturgeon also received 93 write-ins for one of four three-year seats on the Budget Committee, and 56 votes for one of two two-year seats. He did not win a three-year seat, but he succeeded in getting a two-year seat, where only one person was on the ballot.
Mark Roberts received 347 votes for the three-year Budget Committee seat, followed by Preston "Pret" Tuthill with 316, Robert Chapman with 296, and Justin David Borden with 283. Roland Coffin Jr. had 334 votes for the two-year seat.
In uncontested races, David Caron polled 368 votes for trustee of trust funds; Gail Thomas had 380 for library trustee; Sharon Ciampi had 357 for cemetery trustee; Gary J. Grant had 331 and Recardo "Rick" Segalini had 316 votes for the two three-year positions on Planning Board; Alvin E. Nix Jr. had 372 votes for moderator; and David Dunham had 324 and John Froumy had 317 for three-year seats on the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Snow emergency declared in Laconia

LACONIA — The City of Laconia has declared a snow emergency starting at 6 tonight and running through midnight. No vehicles are allowed to park on any public street during this time frame.
City officials remind the public that there is also a city ordinance in effect from Nov. 1 through May 1 that prohibits parking on city streets between the hours of midnight through 6:30 a.m.