Lanesborough: Goerlach keeps his seat

Wednesday, May 20
LANESBOROUGH — John W. Goerlach has been elected to a second term on the Lanesborough Board of Selectman after defeating two challengers looking to return to the board.

Goerlach received 360 votes in Tuesday's town election, easily beating out Douglas R. Webb, who had 201 votes, and William DiLego, who had 49 votes. Webb was the incumbent in 2006, when Goerlach defeated him the first time for his inaugural three-year term. Webb had been a selectman for six years.

DiLego served on the board for 18 years, from 1982 to 2000, and during his tenure he also sat on the town's Finance Committee.

Voters once again said "no" to making the Board of Assessors appointed rather than elected. While the ballot question failed 310 to 280, Town Clerk Judith Gallant said Tuesday's vote was the closest to date on an issue defeated twice before in recent years.

The only other key contested race ended up being a battle of write-in candidates. Sheila Hebert defeated Christine Canning, 42 to 18, for a spot on the Lanesborough school board.


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