West County Notebook
Dog licenses available
ROWE — Dog licenses are now available for 2013 from the town clerk. All dogs over 6 months old need to have a current rabies vaccination on file in order to license. The 2012 licenses expire on March 31. The cost remains the same at $3 for male dogs, $3 for spayed female dogs and $6 for female dogs.
Nomination papers now available
ROWE — Nomination papers are now available for the annual town election on May 18. The last day to obtain nomination papers is March 28, and the last day to turn them into the Board of Registrars is March 30. At least 30 signatures of registered voters (10 percent) are needed for the Board of Registrars to certify the papers.
The following positions will be on the ballot. All are for three-year terms unless otherwise noted: one assessor, one selectman, one Board of Health member, two School Committee members (one for two years, one for three years). Treasurer (one-year term), three Finance Committee members, one for three years, two for one-year terms; one park commissioner, one library trustee, town moderator, tax collector and one cemetery commissioner.