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Pepperell approves Community Preservation Act

Charles Walkovich also elected in Monday's election

Pepperell approves Community Preservation Act
Pepperell approves Community Preservation Act

PEPPERELL — Charles Walkovich is the newest member of the Select Board, after fending off write-in challenger Caroline Ahdab in the annual town election on Monday.

Walkovich received 603 votes to Ahdab’s 427, with 13% of town’s registered voters casting their ballots. The term is for three years and Walkovich will replace the Board’s chair Margaret Scarsdale, who decided not to seek re-election as she pursues a run for the vacant 1st Middlesex District state representative seat.

In the North Middlesex Regional School District School Committee race, incumbent Thomas Casey won re-election to a new three-year term with 682 votes to challenger Malisa Mignosa’s 385 votes.

Voters also overwhelmingly supported the adoption of the Community Preservation Act, 637-438.

Planning Board member David Ganong won election to a full, five-year term after being appointed in November to complete the term of Joe Lonergan, who resigned from his position.

On the Board of Health, Maggie LaFluer was elected to the available three-year term and Stephen Themelis won a one-year term.

Charles Burnham and Lynda Warwick each won two available three-year terms on the Lawrence Library Trustees.

Thomas Nephew was the only candidate for a three-year term on the Board of Public Works and Marcia-Jean Scofield was the only candidate for a three-year term on the Board of Assessors — both won their races.

T. Marilyn Tremblay, also unopposed, won a five-year term on the Board of Housing Authority.

No candidates were on the ballot for the three-year or two-year seat on the Recreation Commission. However, Shaun Shattuck received 51 write-in votes for the three-year term.

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