Sullivan wins Planning Board seat, loses Select Board race in Hinsdale

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HINSDALE — James Sullivan earned a split in this weekend's annual town election, losing the selectman's race but winning a seat on the Planning Board.

Harvey Drosehn defeated Sullivan, 294-103 for the three-year term on the Select Board. By a nearly 2-1 margin, Sullivan did manage to hold off a challenge from Ray Huntoon, who mounted a write-in campaign to challenge for the five year Planning Board position,

The political battle for Finance Committee was a four-way race for three seats with incumbent Richard Scialabba the top vote-getter at 276, followed by newcomer Vivian Mason at 268 votes and incumbent Earl Peck taking the third slot garnering 222 votes. David Kokindo finished fourth at 151.

Incumbents, Assessor Peter Persoff and Tree Warden Barry J. O'Keefe ran unopposed, each winning three-year terms.

Local elections officials say 29 percent of the town's registered voters cast ballots Saturday.

Contact Dick Lindsay at 413-496-6233.


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