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April 29, 2013

Senate primary tomorrow

Towns to hold annual elections


The campaign just restarted last week, leaving the five candidates barely a week until Election Day to reach out to voters and leave an impression before the polls open tomorrow.

As well as the special U.S. Senatorial Primary election, the voters in the communities of Salisbury, Newbury, West Newbury and Georgetown go to the polls for their annual spring elections, to vote their choices on candidates running for town office and other ballot questions.

Georgetown — Polls: Penn Brook School. Three contested races: Selectman, Phillip Trapani and Douglas Dawes; Board of Assessors, Thomas Berube and Eric Harper; Housing Authority, Bertha Foster and David Schauer.

Newbury — Voters will fill 13 seats on the annual ballot, including four contested races — Selectmen: incumbent Chuck Bear and Michael Doyle; David Balkus and Charles Alan Colby Jr., constable, 1-year unexpired term; David A. Elwell, H. Russell Iwanowicz and Jeffrey “Clamma” Janvrin, fish commissioner, 1-year unexpired term; and David J. Powell and Mary E. Chick, Planning Board, 5-year term. There is no candidate officially running for a 2-year, unexpired term as Trustee of the First Settlers Burial Ground. Precinct 1 votes at the Newbury Fire Station, 3 Morgan Ave.; Precinct 2 at the Town Library, O Lunt St.

Salisbury — Polls: Hilton Center. Ballot question for new library proposal and two contested races: selectmen: Freeman Condon III, Ed Hunt, Paula Moore, Ronald Laffely, Tom Saab; town moderator: Jerry Klima, Ronalee Ray-Parrott.

West Newbury — Polls: Town Annex. Race is for selectman between Joe Anderson and Kristi Devine.

Polls are open in all communities from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Staff writer Angeljean Chiaramida and correspondent Jen Solis contributed to the report.

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