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March 19, 2013

In Seabrook, fill-ins have a contentious history

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In the court finding, Judge Gillian Abramson ruled that since there were only 60 days to the next election, selectmen did have a choice in accepting Pike’s resignation. If they didn’t accept it, they could leave his seat empty, conducting town business without him until the March election.

If they did accept the resignation, however, Abramson ruled the town had to follow the town charter and appoint the runner-up, which would have been Knight.

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