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February 12, 2013

Annual town election a little earlier this year

To be held the same day as state primary to fill U.S. Senate seat

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Also circulating nomination papers are Kim Cole, Board of Health; Chris Wile, Pentucket School Committee; and Stephen Alvino, Glenn Coffin and Brian Richard for three seats as constables.

Other candidates whose three-year terms expire this spring are Alexandra Guralnick, Marcia Sellos-Moura and Lucile Waehling, Board of Library Trustees; Cheryl Hoenemeyer, Board of Assessors; Greg Pope, Park and Recreation commissioner; and Albert Knowles, Jr., water commissioner.

A five-year term on the Planning Board, currently held by Ann Bardeen, will also appear on the ballot in April.

Nomination papers are available in the Town Clerk’s office for any resident wishing to run for office on the annual ballot.

The last day to register to vote is April 9. Registrars will be taking registrations in the Town Clerk’s office from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. that final day. Voters may also register with the Town Clerk at other times, at the Registry of Motor Vehicles and certain other state agencies. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Town Annex on Election Day.

A statewide Special Election is slated for Tuesday, June 25, to elect a new senator to replace Kerry, who represented Massachusetts in the Senate for 28 years. He was recently appointed by President Barack Obama to replace Hillary Clinton as U.S. Secretary of State.

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