Arlington's voters chose two new members for the School Commitee: Kirsi C. Allison-Ampe, a physician and researcher, and Judson L. Pierce, an attorney. They will fill the seats vacated by Denise Burns and Ronald Spangler, who opted against seeking reelection.
Allison-Ampe received 3,257 votes and Pierce received 2,988 votes in today's town election, defeating Teresa R. Bottoni (1,422 votes) and Kurt W. Fusaris (1,692).
In the day's other contested race, voters reelected incumbent Kevin F. Greeley to the Board of Selectmen. He received 3,232 votes, defeating challengers Maria A. Romano (2,313 votes) and Nathan Bosdet (366).
A total of 6,068 voters turned out, or 20 percent of Arlington's registered voters.
Burlington voters chose Robert C. Hogan, the town’s director of veterans’ services, to fill received 1,962 votes to win the selectman's seat of Sonia Rollins, who did not run for reelection.
Hogan received 1,962 votes, and was incumbent Walter T. Zenkin was reelected with 1,985 votes. The two men beat out firefighter Michael S. Runyan, with 1,385 votes, and Virginia E. Mooney, a Town Meeting member and former selectman, who received 669 votes.
In the race for a spot on the Board of Assessors, challenger Catherine O’Neil defeated the incumbent Lisa M. Annunziata by 1,921 to 1,309 votes. William F. Pepicelli defeated incumbent Sheila E. Howard in the race for First Constable by 1,648 to 1,464 votes.
Planning Board members Ernest E. Covino Jr. (2,328 votes) and Paul R. Raymond (2,118 votes) kept their seats, defeating challenger Albert L. Fay Jr., who received 1,393 votes.
About 3,473 votes were cast, a little more than 23 percent of the town’s registered voters.
In Tewksbury, where two of the eight races were contested, Stephen G. Johnson Jr. defeated Thomas S. Churchill, 948 to 883, for a one-year unexpired term on the Planning Board.
Kristen M. Polomeno (1,912) and Joseph E. Russell (1,310) won three-year terms on the School Committee, beating out Lisa J. Puccia (1,170).
In the uncontested races, Todd R. Johson and Anne Marie Stronach were reelected to three-year terms on the Board of Selectmen, while Phillip R. French and Christine E. Kinnon were won three-year terms on the Board of Health. David J. Plunkett won a five-year term on the Planning Board.
The 2,525 voters represented 12.5 percent of Tewksbury's registered voters.
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