Teacher edges out police sergeant for seat on Monterey Select Board

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MONTEREY — The town will get a new Select Board member and a new fire truck.

Former school teacher Carol Lewis Edelman, 65, beat current Monterey Police Sgt. Michael Johnson, 136 to 73, in Tuesday's election.

Both candidates were vying for the seat left vacant by outgoing Chairman Scott Jenssen's decision to not seek re-election.

Voters also approved ballot questions to raise $500,000 in real estate and property taxes for general expenses, 133 to 70, and a pair of tax overrides to pay for the fire truck, 162 to 46, and the town's share of a regional broadband network 149 to 53.

Incumbent Tree Warden Winston Wilson won re-election in the only other contested race on the ballot over Kevin J. Fitzpatrick by a vote of 109 to 94.

Monterey Town Clerk Jennifer Brown said Wednesday most of the 30 warrant articles at Saturday's Annual Town Meeting also passed, but a full report was not yet available.

Contact Bob Dunn at 413-496-6249.


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