Byline: John J. Monahan
BOSTON - Winthrop Handy, running as an independent for state representative in the 14th Worcester District, has run into some problems trying to get on the ballot.
If he overcomes the problem, Mr. Handy, 64, a West Boylston artist, would face state Rep. James J. O'Day, D-West Boylston, and Republican William McCarthy of Worcester in the Nov. 6 election.
Mr. Handy's nomination signatures have been challenged by Paul B. Coffey Jr. of 11 Darling St., Worcester.
Mr. Handy said a hearing on the validity of his nomination papers was held in Boston last week by the state Ballot Law Commission. Mr. Handy said he initially filed nomination papers with about 164 signatures to meet the minimum 150 registered-voter signatures needed to qualify for the ballot.
He said a page of signatures with about 12 names was disqualified because he left the word...