Three vying for two open seats on Williamstown Select Board


WILLIAMSTOWN — The slate of candidates for town offices has been finalized.

The filing period expired on Tuesday, and Town Clerk Mary C. Kennedy had all the candidates verified by Friday.

Two three-year seats are open on the Board of Selectmen. The terms of current Chairwoman Jane Patton and Selectman Ron Turbin will expire. Patton is running for re-election, but Turbin chose not to run again.

Two others, Cynthia Payne and Jeffrey Thomas, have filed to run for the two open spots.

Town Moderator Adam Filson is running for re-election unopposed.

On the Planning Board, two seats are open. The five-year term of board member Elizabeth McGowan expires in May, and McGowan has chosen not to run again. Three people have filed to run for that seat, including Sarah Gardner, who was appointed to fill the seat of Carol Stein Payne, who resigned last fall.

Also running for that seat are Lindsay Errichetto and Susan Puddester.

Three others have filed as candidates to fill the remaining two years of Payne's term on the Planning Board: Anne Hogeland, Chris Kapiloff and Bruce MacDonald.

Five candidates are running for two open spots on the Williamstown Elementary School Committee. Along with incumbent Dan Caplinger, Joseph Bergeron, Liam Brody, Maury McCarthy Lawson and Sanjay Sharma are running to fill the two open slots.

Deb DiMassimo and Robin Brickman, along with incumbents Peter Mehlin and Bridget Spann, are running for the four open seats on the Library Board of Trustees. Those are five-tear terms.

Incumbent Charles Bonenti is running to fill two years of an unexpired term on the Library Board of Trustees. He was appointed to the post when Michael Sussman resigned.

Nancy LaValley is running unopposed for a two-year term on the Housing Authority board, and David Westall is the unopposed candidate for a three-year term on the Northern Berkshire Regional School District board.

The Williamstown election is on Tuesday, May 10. The winners start their terms on May 17.


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