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GROTON — With the March 28 deadline for submitting nomination papers to the town clerk gone, the slate of candidates running for public office has been confirmed.

According to the law, those interested in having their names placed on the election ballot, whether newcomers or incumbents, had to first collect the signatures of at least 46 registered voters in town.

Incumbent Charles McKinney, a resident of Wyman Road, was one of many who met the requirements. He will be seeking re-election to a three-year term on the Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee.

Also running for seats on the School Committee are fellow incumbents Boston Road resident Alberta Erickson and Deerfield Drive resident Paul Fitzgerald. Both Erickson and Fitzgerald were appointed to their current seats on the committee as a result of resignations. Fitzgerald will be seeking to complete the remaining year in the three-year term he is finishing out. Erickson will be campaigning for a full three-year term in her own right.

Of the three incumbents, Fitzgerald will face opposition from Reedy Meadow Road resident Paul Funch.

Only one seat on the Board of Selectmen is be open. It is that of Kemp Street resident George “Fran” Dillon, who will run unopposed for another three-year term.

Similarly, incumbents Carolyn Perkins, of Reedy Meadow Road, and Longley Road resident Anna Eliot will both be seeking re-election to three-year terms on the Planning Board.

Dropping from contention this year will be fellow board member Robert Lewis who has chosen not to run for another three-year term. Instead, Anthony Drive resident Raymond Capes will seek that position.

Also on the ballot running for three-year terms are incumbents Susan Horowitz, a resident of Lowell Road for the Board of Health; Martins Pond Road resident Joseph Twomey for Commissioner of Trust Funds; School Street resident John Bruner for the Electric Light Commission; Shattuck Street resident Jane Allen and Lowell Road resident Kristen Von Campe for trustee of the Public Library positions; Hill Road resident Hugh McLaughlin for the Board of Assessors; Smith Street resident Robert Gosselin for town moderator; Townsend Road resident Thomas Hartnett for the Sewer Commission; and Nashua Road resident Onorina Maloney for town clerk.

In the race for a seat on the Water Commission will be Duck Pond Drive resident Gary Hoglund. He is seeking a three-year seat currently occupied by Chairman Christopher Kelley who has decided to step down. Joining Hoglund for a place on the Water Commission will be Pleasant Street resident Lawrence Swezey. He is seeking the two years remaining on former member William Miller’s term.

Also, seeking to finish out the two years remaining on the term of former Sewer Commission member Harlan Fitch will be Main Street resident Dolores Alberghini who was appointed to serve in the position until the upcoming election.

Running for a three-year term and one-year term, respectively, will be Chicopee Row resident Thomas Delaney — listed on the ballot as Robert Delaney — for highway surveyor and tree warden.

Finally, incumbent and Hoyts Wharf Road resident Bennett Black Jr. has decided not to seek re-election for a three-year term on the Parks Commission. Instead Hidden Valley Road resident David Howes will run.

With the annual town election is scheduled for May 16. Those interested in voting must register at the town clerk’s office by April 4. Deadlines for registering for the state’s primary election is Aug. 30 and for the state election is Oct. 18.

Residents in Precinct 1 will vote at the Council on Aging, 163 Main St., and Precincts 2 and 3 will vote at the Groton-Dunstable Regional Middle School North, 346 Main St. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Also, a candidates’ night has been scheduled for May 2 at the Senior Center.

The clerk’s office is open Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m., Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the first and third Saturday of each month from September to June from 9 a.m. to noon.

For information call the office at (978) 448-1100 or e-mail omaloney@townofgroton.org.

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