Assabet Valley Chamber to hold Hudson municipal candidates’ night 

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The Hudson Senior Center is expecting to have its COVID-19 reopening process largely completed by the end of the year. Photo/Dakota Antelman
The Hudson Senior Center will be the site of a municipal candidates night later this month. (Photo/Dakota Antelman)
Photo/Dakota Antelman

HUDSON – Candidates in Hudson’s contested Board of Health and Municipal Light Board races will field questions in an event at the Hudson Senior Center later this month. 

The Hudson Candidates’ Night will be hosted by the Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters (Acton Area). 

It is scheduled to run on April 27 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Questions for candidates can be submitted either at the event or before it, online.

Candidates in uncontested races for Select Board, School Committee and Planning Board seats will also be able to make statements introducing themselves at the event. 

Those unable to attend the event in person can watch it on HUD-TV or livestream it.

Hudson’s municipal election is scheduled for May 9.

As voters head to the polls, they’ll be settling a three-way race between Mercedes Murphy, Janet Bahl Saluk and Cassia Monteiro for a seat on the Board of Health. 

Thomas Green and Michael Andrade are each running to replace Light Board incumbent John Monteiro, who won’t be on the ballot this year. 

Elsewhere, the Planning Board is set to get a new member this year as Andrew Massa Jr. runs alongside incumbent Darryl Fillippi for a pair of open seats.

Duane Searles is set to replace Christine DiMare on the Cemetery Commission after DiMare did not return papers to secure a spot on this year’s ballot. Searles is the lone candidate left seeking that position.

Christopher Monsini will likely join the School Committee as he and Steven Smith run uncontested for a pair of open spots. Monsini will effectively replace Illan Levine, who did not pull papers to run in this election.

On the Select Board, meanwhile, Judy Congdon is running alongside incumbent Jim Quinn for two open spots. That race is uncontested after longtime Select Board member Fred Lucy opted not to run for reelection. 

Arthur Redding, who had pulled papers in the Select Board race, likewise, did not return them according to filings shared by the Town Clerk’s office.

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