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No Contested Elections in Williamstown this May
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
02:02PM / Saturday, March 30, 2024
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — There are no contested elections this spring in town.
Tuesday was the last day for potential candidates to return nomination papers with the required number of signatures.
On Wednesday morning, Town Clerk Nicole Beverly reported that four of the five positions on the May 14 ballot will have candidates.
Jeffrey Johnson has a spot on the ballot to run for another three-year term on the five-person Select Board.
Two other incumbents also will be on the ballot: Anna Halpin-Healy for the Milne Library Board of Trustees and Laila Boucher for the Northern Berkshire Vocational Regional School District (McCann Technical) School Committee.
Newcomer Samantha Page is the lone candidate for a five-year seat on the Planning Board. Page would replace Ben Greenfield, who was elected last May to fill the final year on an unexpired term on the five-person board.
Beverly reported that no one took out nomination papers to run for a vacant spot on the Housing Authority board.
The secretary of state's website has a page dedicated to the process of mounting a write-in campaign.
If the seat continues to go unfilled after the election, Massachusetts General Law calls for the remaining members of the board to name an appointee in a joint meeting with the Select Board.
All the signatures on the four sets of submitted nomination papers have been certified, Beverly said.
The town election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Williamstown Elementary School.
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