By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter
Northborough – Northborough Town Clerk Andrew Dowd recently announced that all voting in future elections will be centralized and will take place at the Robert E. Melican Middle School, 145 Lincoln St. The Town Election on Tuesday, May 14, will be the first to be held at this new location. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
There are two contested races – one seat on the Board of Selectmen and one on the Northborough/Southborough Regional School Committee. Voters will also decide the fate of the next phase of the Fire Station Building project.
The May 14 ballot includes:
- Incumbent Frederick A. George Jr. seeks re-election as town moderator;
- Incumbent Leslie Rutan is running for another three-year term on the Board of Selectmen, challenged by Jason T. McDonald and Millie Milton;
- Incumbent Michelle Gillespie seeks another three-year term on the Planning Board;
- Incumbent Keith R. Lebel seeks another three years on the Northborough School Committee;
- Incumbent Daniel L. Kolenda (Southborough Candidate) seeks another three-year term on the Northborough/Southborough Regional School Committee;
- Incumbent John G. Frank (Northborough Candidate) seeks another three year term on the Northborough/Southborough Regional School Committee;
- Christopher D. Covino and Sean P. O’Shea are running for one seat for a one-year term on the Northborough/Southborough Regional School Committee.
Ballot Question 1 pertains to the new Fire Station, specifically a debt exclusion to pay for the bond issued to acquire the land and pay for related site costs, owner’s project manager services, and architectural design services.