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Hawley voters to decide 2-way race

2 uncontested seats plus debt exclusion also on Tuesday’s ballot

HAWLEY — A special town election Tuesday seeks to fill gaps left by three March resignations, with a two-way race for a seat on the Board of Selectmen and two uncontested seats.

Competing for a partial term on the Board of Selectmen are Courtney Ann Hoyt of West Hawley Road and Robert MacLean of 25 Middle Road.

Tedd White resigned from the board in March, leaving a one-year vacancy.

Also on the ballot are two other partial terms, both for one year, to fill vacancies left by the resignations of the town clerk and a school committee member.

Pamela Shrimpton of 12 Forge Hill Road is running for Town Clerk. The Board of Selectmen appointed Shrimpton to the position on an interim basis this spring, after former Town Clerk Lisa Turner resigned in March.

There are no candidates for the Hawlemont School Committee seat.

Shrimpton said Sunday she is not aware of any write-in campaigns. The town has seen last-minute campaigns in the recent past.

Voters will also be asked to approve a debt exclusion, to allow the up to $100,000 in sending approved at a recent special town meeting for the purchase of a used pumper truck to take the place of the Fire Department’s failing 1981 primary-response pumper.

Special town meeting voters agreed to spend up to $100,000 for a used fire pumper truck, provided the town supports a debt-exclusion vote in Tuesday’s special town election.

Polls will open at 11:45 a.m. in the 8 Pudding Hollow Road town offices and close at 6:30 p.m.

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