PEPPERELL/AYER -- No contested races are in the spring local elections on April 24. Nomination papers were due Monday, Feb. 6 in both towns.

* In Pepperell, all of the seats are for three years, except as noted.

Selectman Stephen Themilis will be on the ballot.

Two new candidates returned papers. Paul J. Lonergan is running for a five-year seat on the Planning Board, Thomas A. Nephew is on the ballot for a two-year seat on the Board of Public Works.

Candidates for reelection include Susan J. Smith, Board of Assessors, Philip D. Durno, Board of Health; Frederick E. Kobs and Robert Kowalski as Library Trustees and Michael L. Morgan for one of three North Middlesex Regional School District Committee at-large seats. Randee Rusch and William Hackler both returned papers seeking re-election to the other at-large seats in Townsend.

No one returned papers for town moderator or the seats on the Board of Public Works and Recreation Commission.

* In Ayer, mostly incumbents are on the ballot. All seats are for three years, except the Housing Authority which is a five-year term.

Jannice L. Livingston, Board of Selectman; Assessor S. Edward Cornellier; Pamela L. Papineau, Board of Health; Constable Richard Skoczylas; Library Trustee Dana L. Bresnehan will all be on the ballot.

Two members returned nomination papers for re-election for the two seats on the Planning Board: Susan M. Kennedy and Geoffrey L. Tillotson.

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Copeland is running for re-election as tax collector and town clerk.

Brian Anderson is on the ballot for re-election to the Housing Authority. Mark A. Dixon seeks to return as tree warden and Michele L. Granger is up for re-election to the Ayer Shirley Regional School Committee.

Two candidates are running for the two seats as park commissioner, Kevin M. Williams and incumbent Richard P. Durand.

There is no candidate for commissioner of trust funds.

In Pepperell and Ayer, the last day to register to vote is April 4.