Four Person Selectmen Field Highlights Town Election Lineup
Easton Patch Editor Patrick Maguire takes a look at some of this week's notes.
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While voters were heading to the polls to Tuesday to vote in the primaries for the Presidential Election, the Town Election field was being finalized. Tuesday is the last day to hand in nomination papers for the April vote.
The highlight of the election?
A four person race for two Board of Selectmen seats. Board of Selectmen Chair Colleen Corona, who has been a member of the Board since 2003, is up for re-election, as is incumbent Dan Murphy.
Murphy won an election last year to replace outgoing member John Haderle, who moved to Washington D.C. Because Haderle only had one year remaining in his term, Murphy is up again this year.
Patrick Goodman, who is currently a member of the Finance Committee will challenge his former Finance Committee colleague (Murphy) and Corona. And, newcomer Michael Maloney has thrown his hat in the ring as well. Maloney handed in his papers yesterday.
For other town positions, Jennifer Nichols has qualified for candidacy for the Board of Health. Scott Timulty has qualified for candidacy for the Board of Assessors. Dennis Sheedy has qualified for the Housing Authority, Colleen Less has qualified for the School Committee and Walter Galas has qualified for Town Moderator.
The Selectmen heard an initial budget report for FY13 from Town Administrator David Colton last week that will likely re-establish two firefighter positions and one police officer position lost last year. On the school side, Superintendent Michael Green said there are a lot of unknown factors to determine how the school would close the budget gap. With Town Meeting only a few short months away, expect things to become more clear soon.
Last week, Maguire's Bar and Grill won our innagural "Best of" contest. The restaurant won "Best Sandwich" in Easton. This week, we're asking readers: what is the best women's hair salon in town? You can vote here.
With gas prices on the rise, we're here to help. At Patch, click here to find the cheapest gas prices in town. Right now, the Mobile at Five Corners is selling regular gas for $376 (Still high, but better than most places).
Two Oliver Ames sports teams remain from the winter sports season. The boys' basketball team is taking on Stoughton in the South Sectional Semifinals tonight and the boys' hockey team is taking on Franklin in the Southsectional Semifinals Friday. Go Tigers!