BECKET — Michael Lavery will be the town's new selectman.

By a vote of 152 to 90, Lavery defeated Frank W. Avalle Jr. in Saturday's town election to fill the seat vacated by Jeanne Pryor.

Turnout was low, with only 244 of the town's 1,391 registered voters, or 18 percent, coming to the polls.

Irving David Krawet cruised to victory for re-election to the Board of Health over challenger William DeLoma by a vote of 170 to 43.

The rest of the slate of candidates ran unopposed. The biggest challenge to an uncontested position was to Town Clerk George E. Roberts, who saw six write-in votes against 205 in support of another three year term.

Dean Williams will serve three more years as cemetery commissioner. Mark Karlberg won re-election to the Finance Committee for another three years.

The Planning Board has two new members. Alvin Blak will serve for five years and James P. Levy for four.

Ethan Klepetar replaced the outgoing Bruce A. Garlow as town moderator. Klepetar will serve for three years.

Of the 244 votes cast, 22 were absentee, one was provisional, and two were spoiled.

Reach staff writer Eoin Higgins at 413-496-6236 or @BE_EoinHiggins.