By Beth David, Editor
Voters in Acushnet and Fairhaven go to the polls on Monday, 4/3, to elect local officials.
Acushnet has only two contested races, for Selectboard and Housing Authority. Fairhaven has no contested races on the ballot, but an empty spot for Board of Public Works has drawn two write in candidates.
Polls in both towns will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
To vote for one of the write-in candidates, use the write-in line for the three-year BPW seat. Write in either Cameron Durant, 34 Bridge St., or Geoffrey Haworth, 130 Spring St.
For all other seats, fill in the oval next to the name of the person you want to vote for.
No other races are contest: Charles Murphy is running for re-election to the Selectboard; Incumbent Cathy Melanson and newcomer Nicholas Carigg are running for two seats on the Planning Board.
Other unopposed incumbents are: Pamela Kuechler and Brian Monroe for School Committee; Jeannine Lopes for Board of Health; Brian Wottonfor Board of Public Works;* John Rogers for Commissioner of Trust Funds; Jay Simmons for Housing Authority.
Precint one votes at Town Hall; Precincts two and three vote at Hastings Middle School, Ash Street entrance; precinct four votes at the Fire Station Meeting Room, 146 Washington St.; precincts five and six vote at the Recreation Center.
If you are unsure of your voting status or which precinct you are in, call the Fairhaven Town Clerk’s office at 508-979-4023, Ext. 3.
In Acushnet, long time town moderator Robert Francis has agreed to run a write-in campaign, simply because there is no name on the ballot. Write in his name and address, 90 Peckham Road.
In the Selectboard race, incumbent Garry Rawcliffe faces a challenge from Roger Cabral.
The Housing Authority will also see a battle for one 5-year term with incumbent Lawrence Mulvey facing a challenge from Robert Lanzoni.
Brian Deschamps is running unopposed for the Planning Commission to finish the remainder of a term expiring in 2018.
Uncontested positions up for re-election are: Incumbent Pamela Labonte for town Clerk; Assessor Marc Cenerizio for re-election; Marc Cenerizio for re-election to the Planning Board; Henry Preston, incumbent, and Joan Howland for two seats on the library Board of Trustees; Incumbent Robert St. Jean for Park Commissioner; Andrew Gomes to finish an unexpired term ending in 2018 that he was appointed to fill; David Deterra and Jody Tavares, both for re-election to the School Committeep; incumbent Joanne Cioper for the Cemetery Board; incumbent Raymond Barlow for Tree Warden; Robert Medeiros, running for re-election to the Board of Health.
*CORRECTION. Removes name, Jarrod Lussier, which ran in previous versions. Mr. Lussier withdrew his name, leading to the write-in campaigns.
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