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Hamilton Voters to Decide Selectmen, School Committee Races on Thursday

There are two contested races and a Proposition 2-1/2 debt exclusion override question on the Hamilton town election ballot on Thursday.

Hamilton voters will go to the polls on Thursday to choose a Selectman and three members of the School Committee.

There’s also a question asking voters at approve a $2 million Proposition 2-1/2 debt exclusion override .

Already, a significant majority of Town Meeting voters in a voice vote on May 14.

Three positions on the School Committee are up for grabs. Incumbents Richard Boroff and Tess Leary face challengers Sean Condon, Bill Dery and Roger Kuebel. School Committee member Lauren Prior is not seeking reelection, so Thursday’s election will put at least one new member on the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee. All three seats are a three year term.

Selectman Bill Bowler is up for reelection, facing challenger Jeff Hubbard for a three year term on the five member board.

The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at . A copy of a specimen ballot is attached to this story as a PDF.

Wenham voters have already gone to the polls and cast votes in the School Committee election. The combination of the Wenham and Hamilton tallies on Thursday will determine the winners.

Uncontested candidates on the ballot are incumbents: Moderator Bruce Ramsey; Town Clerk Jane Wetson; Peter Kane, member of the Board of Assessors; Planning Board member Evelyn Shuman for a five year term; Planning Board Member Brian Stein for a two year term and Trustee Janice Pappas.

Carol Mazzetta is seeking a seat of the Hamilton Housing Authority.

Jennifer Flynn May 27, 2011 at 12:44 AM
when do we get results? And how?
Bob Gray May 27, 2011 at 01:17 AM
I was hoping that Bobby would twitter the results live......
Elaine Appel May 27, 2011 at 01:38 AM
and it's Hubbard, Kuebel, Condon and Dery.
Chris Harris May 27, 2011 at 06:48 AM
Thank god the people have spoken loud and clear. Bowler, get out of town hall! Take your attitude and scram! The reasons for many of the town's problems has thankfully "left the building". As far as the problems he has caused, my opinion, shared by many, many others, is that we have a long road to fix the mess he and the others, who also do not deserve to work for the town, have done. It amazes me that the people who are a huge reason for Hamilton's problems do not understand that the people do not want them here, but still they refuse to grasp the negative feel towards them. I would name the entire group of them here but in all honesty, do I really have to? My congratulations to the new members of the school board and our new Selectman. Fix our broken town and give the people the clarity in government we deserve. Oh and Bill, please do not let the town hall door hit you where your head had been for the past 9 years!
Robert Foringer May 27, 2011 at 08:21 AM
Chris Harris could not said any better about Bowler! I was told by a town emploee if he was elected he would receive a pension for time served on the board.Cullen and Bowler can hang out the horse shoe pit! together.
T. Allen May 27, 2011 at 03:21 PM
Right on! Now the only people we need to clear out are town attorney Brewer, some of the cops and a couple Selectmen. Job still is not over. Hamilton's population is after a few years of silence actually speaking out against the morons who did so much wrong to the overall health of this town.

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