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Karen Ober defeats Mitch Lewis by 75 votes in Sanbornton

SANBORNTON — Incumbent Selectman Karen Ober defeated challenger Mitch Lewis in yesterday's election by a vote of 285 to 210.

In addition, Incumbent Budget Committee Chair Earl Leighton garnered 262 votes and newcomer Craig Davis garnered 232 to be the top two vote getters for that committee. Craig Weisman and Justin Barriault finished with 217 and 187 votes respectively.

The second part of Annual Town Meeting convenes tonight at 7 p.m. at the Sanbornton Central School.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2015 01:50

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Sue Allen & Chris McDonough win election to school board

GILFORD — Incumbent school board chairman Sue Allen (498) and newcomer Chris McDonough (450) yesterday won three-year terms on the School Board, defeating Jennifer McGreevy (361),Pamela Hayes (301) and Skip Murphy (269).

Voters approved a $25,3 79,651 budget, which was $7,000 less than last year's, by a 876-122 vote.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2015 01:47

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Eddy defeats Corrigan by 7 votes for selectboard seat

GILFORD — Chan Eddy yesterday defeated Phyllis Corrigan 470-463 in a close race for a three-year term as selectman. Eddy is a member of the planning board and Corrigan a former chairman of the town Budget Committee.

Harry Bean (532), Leslie Suranyi, Jr. (489) and Norm Silber (425) won three-year seats on the budget committee over Sean Murphy (409), Scott Davis (308) and Joy Hall (290).

William Akerley (848) was unopposed for re-election to the board of fire engineers.

Voters approved an $11,898,837 operating budget, a $344,000 increase over last year, by a 694-275 vote.

Also approved was three-year collective bargaining agreement with the Public Woks Department employees which provides no increase in pay or benefits in the current fiscal year and increases of $7,502 in the second year and $7,838 in the third  year. That passed 823 -136.

Rejected by a 438-493 vote was a proposal to establish a revolving fund for the purpose of providing public educational and governmental cable television access.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2015 01:42

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$3.4M Belmont Mill renovation attracts little support

BELMONT — Voters yesterday overwhelmingly chose against spending $3,357,250 on restoring the Belmont Mill and converting it to town offices.

In an election that saw 631 people go to the polls, 467 of them voted against the mill warrant article while 164 supported it. It needed a 60-percent majority to pass because a borrowing was involved.

After doing a year of research on restoring and converting the old mill, selectmen presented their final findings to the town and voted unanimously to support the project.

The Budget Committee also voted unanimously to support the renovation and conversion.

In other election news, incumbent Selectman Ruth Mooney beat challenger George Condodemetraky by a vote of 379 votes to 230.

A petitioned warrant article to rescind the SB-2 (Official Ballot Act) form of town government failed by a vote of 157 for returning to traditional town meeting to 453 who voted against returning. The vote needed a 60-percent majority to pass.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2015 01:37

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