Results of annual elections – Hudson, Northborough, Southborough
By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor
Region – The towns of Hudson, Northborough and Southborough held their annual town elections May 12.
In Hudson, Scott Duplisea received 1,292 votes to win a seat on the Board of Selectmen, defeating incumbent Christopher Yates, who received 1,271 votes. Incumbent Jennifer O’Brien and George Luoto won their races for School Committee, with 1,519 and 1,236 votes respectively.
Voters also approved a $15.1 million debt exclusion to pay for a new police and public works headquarters by a 1,301-1,002 vote.
According to Town Clerk Joan Wordell, 20 percent of the town’s 12,713 voters came out to the polls.
In Northborough, incumbent Dawn Rand and Jason Perreault were elected to the Board of Selectmen in an uncontested race, with 867 and 994 votes, respectively. Amy Poretsky received 702 votes and incumbent Theresa K. Capobianco received 582 votes to win the two seats in a four-way race for the Planning Board.
A measure to appropriate $15 million for repairs to the Lincoln Street Elementary School was approved by a 1,018-228 vote. The project’s total cost will be $25 million but $10 million of that will be reimbursed to the town via a Massachusetts School Building Authority grant.
According to Town Clerk Andrew Dowd, 1,284 of the town’s 10,509 voters participated.
In Southborough, Paul Cimino received 961 votes and incumbent Daniel Kolenda received 842 votes to win the two seats for a three-year term on the Board of Selectmen. Bonnie Phaneuf received 588 votes, narrowly edging Joseph E. Hubley who received 547 votes, to win a two- year term on the Board of Selectmen.
According to Town Clerk Paul Berry, 1,694 votes were cast out of the town’s 7,096 voters.
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