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July 26 Deadline for Mount Greylock School Committee Nominations
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
05:10AM / Friday, June 24, 2022
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — With a little more than a month left to submit papers for the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee election, all five incumbents have taken out papers, and two have completed the process to get on the November ballot.
Due to a mid-cycle resignation, the seven-person committee has an unusually high number of seats up for grabs in the biennial election.
All three seats reserved for Lanesborough residents are expiring, and two of the four seats for Williamstown residents are on the ballot this fall.
The two Williamstown incumbents, Carolyn Greene and Steven Miller, have returned papers with the required signatures to run for their four-year seats. Those papers have been certified by Williamstown Town Clerk Nicole Beverly, she said this week.
Lanesborough residents Christina Conry, Curtis Elfenbein and Ursula Maloy also have pulled papers -- the latter, Maloy, for the two years remaining on a four-year seat she was appointed to fill.
Interested residents can obtain nomination papers from Town Hall in Lanesborough or Williamstown or from the district office, in the building next door to the middle-high school on Cold Spring Road (Route 7) in Williamstown.
Forty-six certified signatures are required for a spot on the ballot.
Potential candidates can obtain signatures from residents of either of the two member towns but should keep them on separate forms, as they are verified by the town clerks in each respective town.
Completed nomination papers with the required number of signatures are due on July 26 at 5 p.m.
In November, the five seats will be decided by voters in both towns, who cast ballots for all positions on the committee. It is the only local election not held in the spring because it is tied to the statewide biennial election, the only time residents of both the district's member towns go to the polls on the same day.
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