Yacovone-Biagi joins Selectboard seat following Shelburne election

Shelburne residents voted at the Cowell Gymnasium on Tuesday.

Shelburne residents voted at the Cowell Gymnasium on Tuesday. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

Shelburne resident Laurie Wheeler is checked in to vote by election worker Diantha Wholey at the Cowell Gymnasium on Tuesday.

Shelburne resident Laurie Wheeler is checked in to vote by election worker Diantha Wholey at the Cowell Gymnasium on Tuesday. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

By CHRIS LARABEE

Staff Writer

Published: 05-22-2024 3:48 PM

Modified: 05-23-2024 12:05 PM


SHELBURNE — Planning Board member Tricia Yacovone-Biagi will fill a one-year term on the Selectboard following an uncontested race in Tuesday’s election.

With no contested races on the ballot, Yacovone-Biagi and other candidate’s victories were unsurprising in an election that saw 164 of the town’s 1,479 registered voters participate, which comes out to a roughly 11.1% turnout. Yacovone-Biagi will finish out the final leg of a three-year term, which was left vacant following the death of longtime Selectboard member Robert “Bob” Manners earlier this year.

A Shelburne resident since 2018, Yacovone-Biagi has a background in public health and has been deeply involved in the community as a member of the COVID-19 Emergency Task Force, an election worker, Planning Board member and as an editor of the Two Town News, the Buckland-Shelburne newsletter.

“I believe I bring strong leadership skills,” she said previously. “I’ve had a lot of experience working with different types of people. I have a capacity for building bridges.”

The full election results are as follows:

■Selectboard, three-year term — Andrew Baker, incumbent, 141 votes.

■Selectboard, one-year unexpired term — Tricia Yacovone-Biagi, 147 votes.

■Board of Assessors, three-year term — Joel Dwight, incumbent, 148 votes.

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■Town clerk, one-year term — Joseph Judd, incumbent, 156 votes.

■Moderator, one-year term — Roland Giguere, incumbent, 140 votes.

■Shelburne Free Public Library trustees, two seats with three-year terms — Tom Hale, 142 votes, and Emmalee Cross, 143 votes, both incumbents.

■Shelburne Free Public Library trustee, one-year term — Tom Webler, 137 votes.

■Planning Board, five-year term — Antony Paul Hollings, 80 write-in votes.

■Recreation Committee, five-year term — Norman Beebe, incumbent, 137 votes.

■Recreation Committee, four-year term — failure to elect.

■Tree warden, one-year term — James Richardson, incumbent, 136 votes.

■Constable, three-year term — Laura Manners, incumbent, 140 votes.

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly spelled Antony Paul Hollings’ name.