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Whately election draws few voters

WHATELY — Only 83 voters turned out in Tuesday night’s annual town election to put all 13 incumbents back in the public seats.

The 14 posts up for grabs were uncontested, contributing to a low 7.5 percent voter turnout.

There are 1,100 registered voters in the small farm town.

Townspeople re-elected Jonathan Edwards to another three-year term as selectman, while Paul Fleuriel Jr. was re-elected to his two long-time seats as town moderator and cemetery commissioner.

Voters picked Lynn Sibley for another three-year seat as town clerk.

For the Whately School Committee, Christopher Sibley will serve a three-year term.

Katherine Fleuriel was picked as assessor for a three-year term.

Quinton Dawson was tapped for another three-year term as library trustee. James Ross was chosen for the two-term term seat as library trustee, while Sheila Powers was re-elected for the one-year term library trustee seat.

Michael Archbald won a three-year Board of Health spot.

George Bucala Jr., was elected to three-year seat as water commissioner.

John C. Lasalle will serve a one-year seat as elector under the Oliver Smith Will.

Lastly, Thomas Mahar and Edwin Zaniewski were picked for two three-year terms as constables.

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