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Montague Notebook

Business Association meeting and security talk on Tuesday

MONTAGUE — The Montague Business Association will meet Tuesday 8 to 9 a.m. in the Community Room of the Greenfield Savings Bank, 282 Avenue A, Turners Falls.

Following a short business meeting, Andrew Killeen from Detectoguard will bring his security system expertise and some hardware to help better understand business security systems.

Regular meetings include updates on upcoming events and other agenda items, and offer a chance to talk with businesses from throughout the town, according to the association.

All businesses and interested community members are welcome to this free event. For more information visit the Montague Business Association, www.montaguebusinessassociation.com.

Montague Democratic caucus set for April 11

MONTAGUE—Montague Democrats will hold their caucus to select candidates for town office elections April 11 from 6:30 to 7 p.m. in the 1st floor meeting room of the Town Hall, 1 Avenue A. Successful candidates receive the party nomination to appear on the annual town election ballot May 20. Voting is by paper ballot.

Only registered Democrats may run in this, what amounts to a primary election for local offices.

Democrats who wish to run in the caucus must deliver their intention in writing to Democratic Town Committee Chair Jay DiPucchio by 5 p.m. April 1. Notice may be by mail, email or in hand. Verbal declaration cannot be documented and is not acceptable.

The caucus is an alternative to nomination via the town’s nomination forms.

Occasionally, candidates for the caucus nomination also gather signatures for nomination through the Town Clerk process so that they can still appear on the May ballot if they are defeated at the caucus, according to DiPucchio.

Voters registered as un-enrolled may also vote in the Democratic caucus. No absentee balloting is allowed. All caucus candidates must be present at the end of balloting, or make other arrangements with the chair, or their election may not be certified.

Offices up for election:

■ selectman: Three-year term, incumbent Christopher M. Boutwell Sr., Dem.

■ town clerk: Three-year term, incumbent Debra A. Bourbeau, Dem.

treasurer/tax collector: Three-year term, incumbent Patricia A. Dion, Dem.

assessor: Three-year term, incumbent Teresa A. Miner, Dem.

Board of Health member: Three-year term, incumbent Jay DiPucchio not running.

Recreation Commission: Three-year term, incumbent Linda Ackerman, unenrolled

tree warden: Three-year term, incumbent Mark A. Stevens, unenrolled

Library Trustees: Three three-year terms, incumbents Karen Latka, Dem., Cynthia Tarail, Dem., Juanita Caldwell, Rep.

Soldiers Memorial Trustee (Veteran): Three-year term, incumbent John Murphy, Dem.

Montague Housing Authority: Five-year term, incumbent Edward Zewinski not running.

Incumbents have filed their intention to run in the caucus unless not enrolled as Democrats or otherwise noted.

Nonparty incumbents may have filed with the town clerk.

Send questions or letters of intent to DiPucchio at 35 Central St., Turners Falls, MA 01376-1326 or call 413-863-8656 for more information.

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