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Sturbridge nomination papers are now available

January 19, 2011
STURBRIDGE — Residents who are interested in creating a direct impact on town policies and programs will soon have an opportunity to do so, as Town Clerk Lorraine Murawski recently announced that nomination papers are available for the Annual Town Election on Monday, April 11.

"There is no level of governance that provides citizens with a greater ability to impact their day-to-day lives than that at the local level," said Board of Selectmen Chairman Thomas Creamer.

All nominees must be registered voters and obtain a minimum of 39 signatures from registered voters in order to be placed on the ballot.

The following positions will be open to nominees who satisfy the qualifications: two Board of Selectmen positions for three years each; two Sturbridge School Committee positions for three years each; two Tantasqua School Committee positions for three years each; one Board of Assessors position for three years; one constable position for three years; one Board of Health position for three years; two Recreation Committee positions for three years; two Zoning Board of Appeals positions for three years; and three Library Trustee positions for three years.

"The decisions most fundamental to residents such as property tax rates, fees for services, level and types of services, access to water and sewer, local health regulations, school policies, and some board and committee appointments — to highlight just a handful — are all driven by elected officials at the local level," Creamer said.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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