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March 7, 2014

Two seek Newton road agent job

Both have served in position

NEWTON — Two longtime town road agents will face off against each other in the election Tuesday.

Michael Pivero is looking to serve as road agent for another three years and will compete against Frank Gibbs.

Pivero has held the job since 2008 when he defeated Gibbs, who had been road agent for nine years.

Both candidates said if elected, their goal is to maximize use of the highway budget to make sure the town’s needs are met.

Voting will be at Town Hall from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Frank Gibbs

Age: 58

Occupation: Contractor

Incumbent: No

Elective office experience: Road agent, Planning Board

What is the most important issue facing the road agent? Keeping an eye on how the highway budget is distributed.

Michael Pivero

Age: 53

Occupation: Road agent

Incumbent: Yes

Elective office experience: Road agent

What is the most important issue facing the road agent? Continuing to repair and upgrade the infrastructure, and addressing continually changing weather events while trying to stay within budget.

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