Contested races for planning board, library trustee and housing authorityon May 4 ballot
Westborough – There will be no contested races for seats on the Board of Selectmen or the School Committee, but voters in the town’s May 4 election will have decisions to make regarding the Planning Board, Library Trustee and the Housing Authority.
On the Board of Selectmen, Leigh A. Emery of 5 Emery Road and Timothy A. Dodd of 11 Phylmor Drive are both running unopposed for reelection.
On the School Committee, incumbents Bruce Tretter of 144 East Main St. and Stephen C. Doret of 23 Mill Road are also both running unopposed to retain their seats.
Seats on both the Board of Selectmen and the School Committee are three-year terms.
Planning Board member Edward J. Newton Jr. pulled nomination papers but then decided not to run for another five-year term, Town Clerk Nancy Yendriga said. Wesley H. Buckalew of 5 Emery Road and Lester Hensley of 39 Arch St. are competing for Newton’s seat.
Four candidates are running for three library trustee positions. Incumbents Helena K. Engberg of 14 Adams St. and Karen D. Griegal of 15 Belknap St. are running for reelection. Newcomers Miriam P. Cronin of 4 Weld St. and Geralyn A. Kohler of 8 Fox Lane also are running. Library trustees serve three-year terms.
Charles E. Naples of 36 Ruggles St. is challenging incumbent Joan B. Pavolis of 6 Spring St. for a five-year seat on the Housing Authority.
The town election is Tuesday, May 4.
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