Hinsdale, Richmond elections see strong turnout, victories for incumbents


Longtime Hinsdale Selectman Bruce Marshall beat out challenger Vivian Mason in a barn burner of a race at annual town election Saturday.

Marshall's 374 votes proved just enough to nose out the former Dalton Selectwoman Mason, who collected 360 votes.

Elsewhere on the ballot, incumbent Town Clerk Dawn Frissell defeated challenger and former Hinsdale Police Chief Nancy Daniels by a margin of 253, 489 to 236 votes.

Three- and one-year assessors positions went to Neil Barrocas and Richard Roussin, who faced respective opponents Lisa Smith and David Kokindo. Barrocas posted 404 against Smith's 283 votes, and Roussin's 389 bested Kokindo's 309 votes.

The top three vote-getters in a five-man race for terms of three years on the Finance Committee were incumbents Raymond R. Bolduc and Mary A. Rice and former member Christine Pike. Candidates John L. Smith and James T. Sullivan fell short in this category.

Carolyn Pierce came out on top in the ballot's final race, for a one-year term on the Finance Committee, by beating challenger Amy M. Kokindo.

In its election Hinsdale boasted what could well remain Berkshire County's highest turnout through annual town election season. Fifty-three percent of the town's 1,401 voters turned out.

Richmond held its election Saturday as well, where incumbent Selectman Roger Manzolini beat out challenger Stevan F. Patterson in a 226 to 115 vote.

The single-race ballot drew 341 of the town's 1,107 registered voters, a turnout of 30 percent.

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