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Shelburne re-elects selectman in contest

SHELBURNE — Despite an election challenge, nine-year Selectman Robert A. Manners will get at fourth term of office. He was re-elected by a vote of 293-193 over challenger Kevin Parsons.

According to Town Clerk Beverly Neeley, voter turnout for the annual election was about 39 percent — with 507 voters out of a possible 1,311 coming out for the election.

Karen Redeker-Hicks was elected to the three-year term on the Mohawk Trail Regional School Committee, a term previously held by Susan Flaccus.

Sylvia Smith is the new town moderator, replacing James Stacey, who did not seek re-election as moderator. However, Stacey was elected to a third constable position. Alan Coutinho was newly elected to the Board of Assessors.

The following candidates were running unopposed and were elected or re-elected. All are for three-year terms unless otherwise noted: Town Clerk Beverly Neeley (incumbent, one-year term); incumbent Constables Michael Barnes and Laura Manners; Tree Warden James Richardson; Recreation Committee: incumbent Diana Hardina (five-year term), Julie Dubreuil (two-year term) and Emily Schoelzel (four-year term).

Judith Kulp and incumbent Launie York were elected to the Free Public Library board of trustees.

Incumbent Rita Maccini won a five-year seat on the Housing Authority. Allan Stevenson was elected to the Planning Board seat of Chuck Washer, who did not seek re-election.

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