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Town Election ballot shapes up

Town Council only contested race as 9 vie for 3 spots

May 12, 2010
Editor's Note: With the passing of Tuesday's deadline for candidates in Southbridge's annual election to turn in their nomination papers, the Southbridge Evening News, which has been following the interest of potential candidates as they pulled papers, is your source for election coverage. Look for candidate profiles in the contested Town Council race and more as we make sure you know all you need to know before heading to the polls Tuesday, June 29.


SOUTHBRIDGE — When voters go to the polls June 29, they'll see a fairly long ballot with only one contested race — nine candidates seeking three seats on the Town Council. All other offices have just enough people (barring strong write-in candidacies) to fill the available seats, except the Redevelopment Authority, which has no one candidates.

For many voters, the top of the ticket is going to look pretty familiar. Not only are all three Town Council incumbents — Pamela Regis, Albert Vecchia Jr. and Conrad Vandal — seeking reelection, many of their challengers have either held office or run in previous years.

Ronald Chernisky was a councilor until 2007 and ran twice for state representative, while David Manna is currently a citizen member of a council subcommittee. Laurent R. "Butch" McDonald sits on both the Charter Review Committee and the Redevelopment Authority. Stephanie DeMartino and Ronald Proulx both ran last year.

See Thursday's Southbridge Evening News for complete coverage of community news.

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