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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.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 March 2015 01:30

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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.

 

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 March 2015 01:27

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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.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 March 2015 01:24

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Whittman takes Alton Selectboard seat; Miller now on board he wants to abolish

ALTON — Phil Wittmann defeated incumbent selectman Marc DeCoff 475-281 in a contest for a three-year term as selectman on Tuesday.
Richard Macdonald, who was unopposed, won a one-year term as selectman with 600 votes.
In a race for a three-year term as water commissioner, Steve Miller, who says he wants to abolish the water commission, was the winner with 265 votes, beating out John Conboy (257) and Tim Macdonald (219).
Other races were uncontested and Lisa Noyes won re-election to a three-year term as town clerk and tax collector with 779 votes.
A $6,712,905 operating budget was approved by a 478-360 vote.
A $2,000,000 bond issue for road reconstruction fell short of the 60 percent majority needed for passage by 64 votes even though it was favored 442-400.
Three petitioned warrant articles to designate Rines Road, Gilman's Corner Road and Drew Hill Road as scenic roads all were defeated by wide margins.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 March 2015 01:22

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