Sears, Silvers win School Committee seats; Central Berkshire race still too close to call


Thursday November 8, 2012

Voters in the five towns of the Southern Berkshire Reg ional School District on Tuesday settled a three-way race for two seats on the district’s School Committee.

Incumbent Harold "Dennis" Sears and E. Bonnie Silvers were the top two vote-getters for the pair of two-year terms up for grabs in Sheffield.

Unofficially, Sears was the top vote-getter at 1,740, followed by Silvers with 1,555 votes. William F. Tighe finished third at 1,374 votes.

The other eight seats of the 10-member Southern Berk shire school board were uncontested.

Voters in Sheffield, New Marlborough, Monterey, Eg remont and Alford were eligible to cast ballots in all the committee races.

Meanwhile, the outcome remains in doubt for the lone contest in the Central Berkshire Regional School District.

Article Continues After These Ads

John Connor and Kerri A.W. Striebel were vying to represent Hinsdale on the district’s 15-member School Committee.

With only three of the seven member town’s results available on Wednesday, Connor led Striebel, 1993 to 1665, in the districtwide contest.

Central Berkshire is comprised of Becket, Cum mington, Dalton, Hinsdale, Peru, Wash ington and Windsor.

Meanwhile, Richard M. Dohoney and Christine Shel ton appear to have secured two of the three school commitee seats available in Great Barrington on the Berkshire Hills Regioanl School Disrict Committee.

With Great Barrington and Stockbridge reporting, Doh oney had 152 votes and Shelton had 60 -- both by way of write-in campaigns.

District officials said West Stockbridge’s school committee results weren’t available on Wednesday.

Voters in all three towns were eligible to cast ballots.

To reach Dick Lindsay:,
or (413) 496-6233.


If you'd like to leave a comment (or a tip or a question) about this story with the editors, please email us. We also welcome letters to the editor for publication; you can do that by filling out our letters form and submitting it to the newsroom.

Powered by Creative Circle Media Solutions