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New candidate for Heath selectman

HEATH — Voters will see a familiar slate of candidates for the April 30 election, with one exception: William Lattrell is running for the selectman’s seat of Thomas Lively, who is not seeking re-election. Lively has served on the board for 15 years.

Lattrell is a wetlands scientist and an ecological consultant who has taught as an adjunct faculty member at the Conway School of Landscape Design for 21 years. Lattrell served for 20 years on the town’s Conservation Commission and, recently, on the Planning Board’s Renewable Energy Advisory Committee.

No one has taken out nomination papers for a three-year term on the School Committee (currently served by Robert Gruen, who isn’t seeking re-election), but any registered voter is eligible to run as a write-in candidate.

The following incumbents are seeking re-election. All are for three-year terms unless otherwise noted:

Assessor Margo Newton; Finance Committee member Jeffrey Simmons; Planning Board member Douglas Mason (five-year term); Library Trustee Janis Carr; and School Committee member Andrew Draxler (two-year term).

The state primary election, to elect a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, also takes place on April 30.

Town Clerk Hilma Sumner says polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Senior Center of the Community Hall.

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