Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


March 21, 2013

Town to pick two of five selectmen Tuesday

Voters to cast ballots at Andover High March 26

Voters on Tuesday will choose two selectmen for the five-member Andover board.

The three candidates have different opinions on everything from what to do with the Town Yard, to whether the town is doing an adequate job with its large projects. Asked to assign a letter grade to the town’s handling of such projects, the candidates gave overall grades ranging from a B to an F. (For more on the selectmen’s race, see page 16.)

Residents can do their civic duty at the annual town elections on Tuesday, March 26. All nine precincts are voting at the high school’s Richard Collins Field House on Shawsheen Road.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The entrance to the polling place is on the left side of the field house, the far left side of Andover High.

Parking will be available for voters in the parking lot next to the field house when school is in session and all parking lots after school closes.

There is one contested race, for Board of Selectmen, with three people running for two seats on that board. They are Larry Bruce, 254 Chandler Road; Paul J. Salafia, 283 South Main St, a candidate for re-election; and Alex J. Vispoli, 7 Alison Way, a candidate for re-election.

Four other races appear on the ballot, none of which are contested. They are:

MODERATOR, one-year position. Running is Sheila M. Doherty, 9 Juniper Road, a candidate for re-election;

SCHOOL COMMITTEE, two seats, each for three years. Running are: Paula M. Colby-Clements, 119 Chestnut St., candidate for re-election; and Barbara A. L’Italien, 5 Harper Circle;

ANDOVER HOUSING AUTHORITY, a five-year position. Running is Janice Burkholder, 22 Arundel St., candidate for re-election; and

TRUSTEES OF THE PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL, a three-year seat, Randall L. Hanson, 15 Pasho St.

People with questions can contact the town clerk’s office at 978-623-8255.

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