EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

February 2, 2013

Candidates file for town, school offices in N.H.

Staff reports
The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Contested races for town and school posts in some towns are about as few and far between as snowstorms have been this winter.

Other towns, including Atkinson and Derry, will have plenty of choices on the ballot next month.

Candidates in almost all towns and school districts had until 5 p.m. yesterday to file paperwork to get on the ballot for local elections March 12.

Atkinson

Atkinson has a three-way race for a three-year selectmen’s seat.

Incumbent Selectman Fred Childs is being challenged by William Baldwin and Craig Schuster, both of whom ran unsuccessfully last year.

Incumbent road agent Edward Stewart wants another two-year term, but he’s being challenged by Brian Klimaszewski.

Jean Sanders will try to unseat incumbent cemetery trustee Kathleen Friel for a three-year term.

Michael Turell is running unopposed for a three-year term as treasurer.

Incumbent Raymond Fournier is being challenged for a three-year term on the Conflict of Interest Committee by Jean-MacMillan Foley. Jean Sanders is running against incumbent Joyce LaFrance for a two-year term on the committee. No one filed for a single one-year term spot.

Harlan Cheney and incumbent Budget Committee members Bill Smith and Susan Carroll are vying for two three-year terms.

There’s a race for library trustee, too. James Cobb, Timothy Dziechowski and incumbent Alan Phair are seeking two three-year terms.

Incumbent Adele Dillon is unopposed for a one-year term as checklist supervisor.

Incumbent Helen Galloway is unopposed for a three-year term as trustee of trust funds.

Danville

There’s just one contested race in Danville — for a job selectmen hope voters will eliminate at the polls next month.

Sheila Johannesen and Michelle Cooper are seeking a one-year term as animal control officer.

Incumbent Selectman Annemarie Inman is unopposed for a three-year seat.

Incumbent Budget Committee members Thomas Billbrough Sr. and Jeffrey Steenson will seek re-election to two three-year terms.

George Manos is running unopposed for a one-year Budget Committee seat.

Incumbent Planning Board member Barry Hantman is unopposed for a three-year term. There are no candidates for one-year and two-year Planning Board seats.

Incumbent cemetery trustee Beth Caillouette is unopposed for a three-year seat.

Incumbent fire ward John Hughes is seeking re-election to a three-year term and incumbent fire ward Robert Sharpe is unopposed for a one-year term.

Barbara Hughes is unopposed for a one-year term as library trustee, and Mark Sullivan is unopposed for a three-year term.

Incumbent moderator Barry Hantman is unopposed for a two-year term. Incumbent treasurer Elizabeth Sanders seeks another three-year term.

Derry

There are plenty of contested races in Derry.

Incumbent Town Clerk Denise Neale faces a challenge from former town councilor Janet Fairbanks for a three-year term.

Incumbent Councilor-at-Large Joel Olbricht is opposed by Mark Osborne for a three-year term.

Incumbent District 2 Councilor David Milz is being challenged by Tom Cardon for a three-year term.

Albert Dimmock is unopposed for District 4 town councilor for three years.

Kevin Coyle is unopposed for a three-year term Trustee of Trust Funds.

Incumbent Derry Public Library trustees Elizabeth Ives and Joan Crimlisk, and newcomer James Thomas, are running for two three-year terms.

There’s a three-way race for two Taylor Library trustee positions. Ed Ciancio and Kim Burke face incumbent Candace Andrew for two three-year terms.

There are four candidates for three spots on the Derry School Board. Running for three-year terms are Melanie Davis, Jeri Murphy and incumbents Brenda Willis and Ken Linehan.

Hampstead

Three newcomers are vying for two three-year seats on the Budget Committee. They are Stephen Londrigan, Chris Howe and Ann Howe.

Incumbent Selectman Priscilla Lindquist is unopposed for a three-year term.

Five people are vying for two three-year seats on the Planning Board. The candidates include incumbent Proctor Wentworth and newcomers Chad Bennett, Chris Dane, Jeff Mackey and Glen Emerson.

Incumbent cemetery trustee Stephen Wentworth is unopposed for a three-year term.

Aileen Wall is unopposed for a three-year term as Trustee of the Trust Fund.

Gwen Glick is unopposed for a three-year term as library trustee.

On the school side, there’s a single contested race.

Jason Cipriano is running against Robert O’Brien for a three-year term on the School Board.

Kingston

There are a lot of offices open on the Kingston ballot with no candidates.

No one signed up for Trustee of Trust Funds. There are two three-year terms and one two-year term on the ballot.

Two Budget Committee incumbents, Edward Conant and Sandra Seaman, and Carol Croteau, are the only candidates for four three-year terms.

No candidates stepped forward for two two-year and one single-year terms on the Budget Committee.

Selectman George Korn is unopposed for a three-year term. Treasurer Jayne E. Ramey is unopposed for a three-year term.

Incumbent library trustees Constance Archambault and Bruce Goodwin are unopposed for three-year terms.

Natalie E. Timmons and Jef Flanders-McDougall are running unopposed for two one-year library trustee terms.

Planning Board incumbents Stanley Shalett and Richard Wilson are unopposed for re-election to three-year terms.

Zoning Board of Adjustment incumbent Jay Alberts is unopposed for another three-year term.

Londonderry

There’s a race for town clerk in Londonderry, thanks to a late filing by Patti Hanley MacCabe.

Incumbent town clerk Meg Seymour will square off against her for a three-year term.

Incumbent Town Councilors John Farrell and Tom Dolan are unopposed for two three-year terms.

Newcomers Mark Aronson and Ted Combes are running for two three-year seats on the Budget Committee.

Gary Vermillion and Glenn Douglas are vying for a two-year seat on the Budget Committee.

Incumbents library trustees Pauline Caron and Robert Collins and newcomer John Curran are seeking three three-year terms.

Incumbent town treasurer Kathy Wagner is unopposed for another three-year term.

There are no candidates for a three-year term as Trustee of the Trust Funds.

There are no contested races on the school side.

Incumbent School Board member John Laferriere is unopposed for a three-year term. Mary Wing-Soares is the only candidate for the three-year school district clerk job.

Incumbent school district treasurer John Conley and incumbent school district moderator Robert Saur are unopposed in their re-election bids for three-year terms.

Newton

In Newton, there’s just one contest. Former Selectman Robert Donovan Jr. is challenging incumbent Selectman Trisha McCarthy for a three-year term.

Incumbent Planning Board member James Doggett and newcomer Fred Gabriel are unopposed for two three-year terms.

Cemetery trustee William G. Landry is unopposed for a three-year term.

Gale Library Trustee Diane Morin is unopposed for a three-year term.

Trustee of Trust Funds incumbent Mary Allen is unopposed for a three-year term.

Pelham

In Pelham, incumbents Selectmen Robert Haverty and Harold “Hal” Lynde are unopposed for two three-year terms.

Tom Gellar will run for a three-year term on the School Board.

Incumbent Budget Committee member Kenneth Dunne, Everett Gibbons and Leo Rush are unopposed for three three-year terms.

No challengers stepped forward, so Planning Board incumbents Peter McNamara and Patrick “Paddy” Culbert are the only candidates for two three-year terms.

Town Clerk and Tax Collector Dorothy Marsden is unopposed for a three-year term.

Richard W. Jensen is challenging incumbent cemetery trustee Walter Kosik for a three-year term.

Lori Adams and Robert Thomas Atwood are the only two candidates for two three-year terms as library trustees. Incumbent Angela Hinkle in unopposed in her bid for re-election to a one-year term as library trustee.

Incumbent trustee of trust funds Cindy Ronning is the only candidate for a three-year term.

Plaistow

There will be at least one new selectman in Plaistow next month.

There are two three-year selectmen’s seats up for grabs. Candidates include incumbent John Sherman, and newcomers Joyce Ingerson and Bruce Wayne Skofield.

Five people are seeking two three-year terms as library trustees. The candidates are James Peck, Jane Query, Michael Schosser, LuAnn Blair and Douglass Kimball.

Incumbent Budget Committee members Tricia Holt, W. David Gerns and Neal Morin all are unopposed in their bids for re-election to three-year terms. There’s a fourth three-year seat open, but no fourth candidate.

Shem Kellogg is unopposed for a three-year term on the Planning Board.

Incumbent William Smith is unopposed for re-election to the Conflict of Interest Committee member for a two-year term. John Moynihan is unopposed for a one-year term on the committee.

There are no candidates for a three-year term and another one-year term on that committee.

Incumbent Town Clerk Maryellen Pelletier is unopposed for a three-year term. Incumbent voter checklist supervisor Polly Huard is running unopposed for a six-year term. Incumbent treasurer Pat Macomber is unopposed for a three-year term.

There are two openings for one-year terms as auditor, but no candidates.

Salem

Incumbent Salem Selectman Patrick Hargreaves is being challenged by Stephen Kelly for a three-year seat.

Five people are seeking two three-year terms on the Budget Committee. They are Josef Brown, Eugene Morgan, Paul Welch, Stephan Coufos and Martha Spaulding.

Steven Plante hopes to upset incumbent Russell Frydryck in his bid for a one-year Budget Committee seat.

John Manning and Arthur Nobrega are vying for a three-year seat on the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

There are three candidates for two three-year Planning Board seats — incumbents Edward DeClercq and Linda Harvey and newcomer Albert MacDonald.

Incumbent Harley Featherston is running unopposed for another three-year term as Trustee of Trust Funds.

Genevieve Lord is running unopposed for a three-year term as library trustee.

There are three candidates for two three-year School Board seats. Candidates include incumbents Patricia Corbett and Peter Morgan and John Manning.

Incumbent Kelly Bryant is running unopposed for a three-year school district clerk position.

Incumbent Linda Cornwell is unopposed for a three-year term as school district treasurer.

Mark Pearson is running unopposed for a three-year term as school district moderator.

Sanborn Regional School District

There are three contested races in the Sanborn School District.

Incumbent School Board member James Doggett is being challenged by Renee King for a three-year position representing Newton.

Two Kingston newcomers, Jon LeBlanc and Jason Faria, are vying for a three-year School Board term.

Incumbent Budget Committee member Jay Pramberg is being challenged for a three-year member-at-large term by Patricia Stephan.

Incumbent Moderator Richard Russman is running unopposed for a one-year term.

Incumbent Budget Committee members Barry Gluck of Newton and Beth Scanlon of Kingston are running unopposed for two three-year terms. Incumbent Tom Gasse of Newton is unopposed for a one-year term.

Sandown

Three newcomers are seeking a two-year term as treasurer in Sandown — Bruce Cleveland, James Devine and Erica Olsen.

Selectmen Brenda Copp and William “Terry” Treanor are unopposed for two three-year terms.

Police chief Joseph Gordon is unopposed for a three-year term. Nelson Rheaume is unopposed for a two-year term as moderator.

There are two three-year seats open on the Budget Committee, but Jacquelynn Sweet is the only candidate.

Incumbent Planning Board members Stephen Meisner and Matthew Brown are unopposed for two three-year terms.

Fred Teague and Mark Vanauken are seeking two three-year terms as fire engineers. Incumbent fire engineer Paul D’Amore is unopposed for a one-year term.

Incumbent cemetery trustee Carroll L. Bassett is the only candidate for a three-year term. Trustee of the Trust Fund Arlene F. Bassett is unopposed for a three-year term.

Library trustee Carol Stafford and Peter K. Stock are running for two three-year terms.

Timberlane School District

There are no contested races in the Timberlane School District.

Incumbent School Board member Nancy Steenson of Danville, Rick Blair of Plaistow and Kelly Ward of Sandown are all running unopposed for three-year terms.

No one filed for five open Budget Committee positions. There are no candidates for three-year terms representing Danville, Plaistow and Sandown, a two-year term representing Plaistow and a one-year term representing Atkinson.

Windham

Windham is one of the rare exceptions this year. There are contested races for selectman, library trustee and School Board.

Selectmen’s Chairman Bruce Breton isn’t seeking re-election, but former Selectman Alan Carpenter and former School Board member Al Letizio Jr. are squaring off for his three-year seat.

There’s also a race for library trustee.

Library Trustee Particia Barstow, former trustee Ann-Marie O’Neil, Catherine M. Robertson-Souter and Mimi Kolodziej are in a four-way race for three three-year terms.

Incumbent School Board Chairman Bruce Anderson is being challenged for a three-year term by Dennis Senibaldi.

Incumbent Planning Board members Kristi St. Laurent and Sy Wrenn are running unopposed for three-year terms.

So, too, are incumbent Zoning Board of Adjustment members Heath Partington and Michael Scholz are running for two three-year terms.

Cemetery Trustee Wendy Devlin is seeking a three-year term. No one filed for a three-year term as trustee of trust funds.