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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Hats in the ring in Westborough

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WESTBOROUGH

Election season is officially under way in Westborough.

For the Board of Selectment, so far only Leigh Emery has submitted papers to run for re-election of his 3-year term. Denzil Drewry, who lost his seat last year to former School Committee Chairman George Thompson filed papers to get it back. Current Chairman George Barrette so far has not yet filed his papers.

In all, there are nine open seats in town government, including two on the Board of Selectmen. The other open positions are one 1-year slot and one 5-year slot on the Planning Board, two three-year seats on the School Committee and three 3-year positions on the Library Trustees.

Officials are urging any resident interested in running for office to pick up nomination papers at the town clerk’s office anytime before 5 p.m. March 12. The papers must be returned to the town clerk no later than 5 p.m. March 13 along with the signatures of at least 50 registered voters.

-- Jennifer Rosinski

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