Town Election update: one race for Planning Board

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March 13, 2023 By Carol Britton Meyer

Town Clerk Carol Falvey announced today — the deadline for returning nomination papers (March 10) — that all citizens who took out nomination papers have returned them and are now official candidates.

There is one race — for the Planning Board seat currently occupied by Judith Sneath, who is not running for another term — between Thomas Patch and Tracy Shriver.

Here’s the election lineup for Saturday, April 29:

  • Moderator (1 year term): Michael Puzo, candidate for re-election
  • Select Board (3 year term): William Ramsey, candidate for re-election
  • Board of Assessors (3 year term): Randall Winters, candidate for re-election
  • Board of Health (3 year term): Elizabeth Eldredge, candidate for re-election
  • Municipal Light Board (3 year term): Tyler Herrald, candidate for re-election
  • School Committee – two spots (3 year term): Jennifer Benham and Michelle Ayer, candidates for re-election
  • Planning Board (5 year term): Tracy Shriver and Thomas Patch
  • Sewer Commission (3 year term): James Byrne (Incumbent Stephen Harold is not running for re-election.)
  • Recreation Commission (5 year term): Vicki Donlan, candidate for re-election
  • Recreation Commission (3 year term): Matthew LeBretton (appointed to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Dwight Hartman, term ending in 2026, until the next town election).

More details will be available at a later date.

To register to vote at the April 24 Town Meeting and at the April 29 Town Election and for information about the Vote by Mail option for the local election, go to

Friday, April 14, is the deadline to register to vote at Town Meeting and the Town Election.

The Vote by Mail application deadline is Monday, April 24, but citizens are “strongly encouraged” to send their applicataions in advance of that deadline so as to ensure [timely] delivery by the USPS,” Falvey said.

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