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Open seats, no contests on Charlemont election ballot

CHARLEMONT — Barring any major campaigning by write-in candidates, voters will see familiar names on the election ballot, along with open seats on Tuesday annual town election.

The polls, located at the Hawlemont Regional School, are open from noon to 7 p.m. — just before the start of annual town meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Incumbent Selectman David Cunningham is seeking re-election to a three-year term, as is incumbent Assessor Pamela Wilder.

The following incumbents are also seeking re-election. All are for three-year terms of office, unless otherwise noted: Planning Board Chairwoman Gisela Walker (five-year term); School Committee member Ivy Palmer; Mohawk School Committee member Evelyn Locke (two-year term); Board of Health Chairman Robert Lingle (three-year term) and incumbent Douglas Telling (two-year term); Tree Warden Stephen Reynolds (one year); and Parks and Recreation Commissioner Sarah Reynolds (two-year term).

Open positions for which no one is running for office on the election ballot are: town moderator (one year); two Planning Board seats, one for two years and an associate position for three years.

There is also a one-year open seat on the Charlemont (Hawlemont) School Committee, on the Board of Health, on the library’s board of trustees, and as town constable.

All are for three-year terms, unless otherwise noted.

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