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Groton election will bring new faces to school committee, selectmen

Groton election will bring new faces to school committee, selectmen

By Anne O’Connor

GROTON — Voters will see at least one new selectman and two new school committee members after the town election.

One long-time selectman, Peter Cunningham, decided not to run.

Two three-year seats are on the May 16 ballot. Anna Eliot is running for re-election. Two former Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee members, Alison Manugian and Becky Pine, are on the ballot as is Brooks Lyman who has run for a seat in the past.

Manugian resigned from the school committee to run for selectman.

Three names appear on the ballot for two three-year seats on the Planning Board. After the ballot was printed, incumbent Michael Vega announced in a letter to the voters that he is moving and would be unable to serve if elected. Incumbent Scott Wilson and Annika Nilsson-Ripps are on the ballot.

Peter Jeffrey challenges incumbent Bruce Eason for a slot on the Groton Electric Light Commission.

Two questions are on the ballot. A debt exclusion to purchase land for a senior center was not passed at Town Meeting so the results for that question are moot. The ballot was finalized before Town Meeting.

The second question is for a debt exclusion to fund a bond for the design or design and construction bidding of a new Senior Center. Town Meeting voted in favor of the $400,000 request and voters must approve the exclusion before the town can borrow.

Three-year seats on the Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee, Board of Assessors, Board of Health, Commission of Trust Funds, Sewer Commission and Water Commission have one candidate each. One person is running for a one-year seat on the School Committee.

The Park Commission and Trustees of the Groton Public Library each have two seats open with two candidates on the ballot.

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