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Rogers elected to Northfield Selectboard

Tracy Rogers won a seat on the Northfield Selectboard.
Recorder/David Rainville

Tracy Rogers won a seat on the Northfield Selectboard. Recorder/David Rainville Purchase photo reprints »

NORTHFIELD — Former Town Administrator Tracy Rogers will be the town’s newest Selectboard member.

Rogers won Tuesday’s election against single-term incumbent Dan Gray 293-63. Of the town’s 2,130 registered voters, 358, or 16.8 percent, cast ballots.

Rogers is the emergency preparedness coordinator for the Franklin Regional Council of Governments. She served as Northfield’s town administrator from December 2009 to October 2010, and was Gill’s administrative assistant for the previous two years.

She said her experience as an administrator would help her as a Selectboard member, since she’s already familiar with municipal law and town proceedings.

Rogers, 42, said she would like to see more people participate in town matters, particularly the younger generation.

The Selectboard race was the only contest on the ballot.

Phil Watson received five votes for a vacant three-year position as a non-veteran on the Board of Trustees of Veterans Memorials, and will be offered the position today.

Incumbents re-elected to three-year seats were: Michelle Milton to the Board of Assessors, Dan Gray to the Board of Health, Lloyd Parrill and John McGowan to the Board of Library Trustees, Paul Prest to the Board of Sewer Commissioners and Barbara Brassor for tax collector.

Planning Board Chairman Richard Fitzgerald was elected to another five-year term, and Dennis Brennan III was elected to a three-year position as a veteran on the Board of Trustees of Veterans Memorials.

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