Polls quiet in Hudson and Northborough
By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor
Region – Three towns – Hudson, Northborough and Southborough all held their annual town elections on May 11.
Brian Shea defeated nine-year incumbent William Boland to win a seat on the Southborough Board of Selectmen in the May 11 Annual Town Election. Shea received 626 votes, Boland received 415 votes and a third candidate, Desiree Aselbekian received 411 votes.
In the town’s other contested race, James F. Hegarty received 1,048 votes to win the position of Town Clerk. The other candidate, Doriann M. Jasinski, received 405 votes. Hegarty will replace Paul Berry, who retired in February after serving 45 years.
Twenty one percent of the voters (1,468 out of 6,863) participated in the election according to Michelle Jenkins, the temporary town clerk.
With no contested races on the ballot in Northborough, only 274 out of the town’s 10,193 voters went to the polls. Kenneth J. Amberson and William J. Pantazis, both incumbents on the Board of Selectmen, received 223 and 217 votes, respectively.
In Hudson, the polls were also quiet with only three percent of the 12, 236 voters participating. John Parent received 335 votes and incumbent Joseph J. Durant received 332 votes for the two open seats on the Board of Selectmen.