$3.77M debt question on ballot; Tuesday election includes 2 selectman races.


Byline: Bradford L. Miner

SPENCER - Contests for two seats on the Board of Selectmen, a term as constable and a $3.77 million debt exclusion question top the ballot of the Tuesday annual town election.

Incumbent Peter J. Adams, Anthony J. Bove Jr. and Joseph E. DeCoff II are vying for two three-year terms on the Board of Selectmen.

Mr. Adams, a seven-year veteran of the board, said if re-elected he would continue implementing the reforms the board has introduced during his tenure.

Mr. Bove, a resident of town for 30 years, has served as vice chairman of the Disability Commission and chairman of the town building committee. He is

a park commissioner and chairman of the Cable Advisory Committee.

Mr. DeCoff, a lifelong resident, said, "It's been apparent for several years that the current administration is out of touch with the working-class citizens of Spencer."

The constable race has three incumbents - Frank J. Pina, Ronald F. Sciascia, and Arthur C. "Butch" Tatro - and William Milewski seeking the three three-year terms.

There is no candidate for a two-year unexpired term on the Board of Assessors, a vacancy created by the resignation of veteran assessor Richard F. Foisy.

There is also a vacancy for one of two three-year terms on the Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School Committee. Incumbent A. Marie McDevitt, Spencer representative, is a candidate for re-election. Alfred D. Benoit was elected to a one-year unexpired term after completing his own...

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