No contests on Richmond ballot

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RICHMOND — Voters at this Saturday's annual election will find many familiar names on the ballot, but no contested races.

Select Board Chairman Neal Pilson is seeking another three-year term on the three-member board, where chairmanships rotate annually.

Attorney William Martin of Martin & Oliveira in Pittsfield is on the ballot for an additional one-year term as town moderator, presiding over annual and special town meetings.

On the Finance Committee, incumbents John Mason and Patricia Callahan are uncontested for additional three-year slots, while Robert Youdelman, a newcomer to the committee, is the sole candidate for an open two-year position.

Three positions are up for grabs on the Planning Board: Current member Richard Bell is seeking another five-year term while newcomers to the board Douglas Bruce and Peter Lopez are on the ballot for four- and two-year slots, respectively.

Susan Benner is the candidate for the School Committee's one-year open position. Incumbents Louise Maron and Frederick Schubert are seeking re-election to three-year terms to the Board of Health. Nanci McConnell, currently a library trustee, is running unopposed for another three-year post.

Polls are open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Town Hall.

According to the annual local census, the town's population is 1,489 and there are 1,169 registered voters.

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