NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

May 6, 2014

Groveland will add two members to board


Newburyport Daily News

---- — GROVELAND — The results are in: Get ready for a five-member Board of Selectman.

The ballot question changing the number of selectmen in town passed by 177 votes yesterday, capping a process that began at last year’s Town Meeting and wound its way through the state Legislature and governor’s office.

While only one winner from yesterday’s election will join the board this year, three selectmen will be chosen next year.

Here are the other results from yesterday’s election:

BALLOT QUESTION (creating 5-member Board of Selectmen)

Yes: 491

No: 314

SELECTMAN (elect 1 for 3 years)

William Dunn: 316

Charles Haryslak: 67

Richard Sciacca: 149

Michael Wood: 297

HOUSING AUTHORITY (elect 1 for 5 years)

Jillian Nelson: 416

F. John Osborne: 315

LIGHT COMMISSIONER (elect 1 for 3 years)

*Kenneth Rollins: 420

Michael Wood: 308

*denotes incumbent