COLUMN: REGIONAL DIGEST Nomination papers available LANCASTER - Nomination papers for the May 8 annual town election are available at the town clerk's office. They must be obtained by 5 p.m. March 20 and filed with Town Clerk D. Susan Thompson by 6 p.m. April 3. Elected positions to be filled this year are: moderator for one year; selectman for three years; Nashoba Regional School Committee for three years; Board of Public Works for three years; Board of Health, one three-year and one two-year term; Board of Library Trustees, two three-year terms; Planning Board for five years; Finance Committee, two three-year terms,and Lancaster Housing Authority, five years. The selectman's seat is held by Alexandra W. Turner, and the School Committee seat by Donald E. Adams. The other incumbents are: Eugene Christoph, moderator; John J. King Jr., Board of Public Works; Robert L. Baylis and Karyn E. Card, Health Board; Jacqueline M. Cashin and John C. Schumacher-Hardy, library trustees; Jeanne C. Rich, Planning Board; Carol A. Bowers and James J. Piermarini, Finance Committee; and Henry A. Ritcher, Housing Authority. The annual town meeting is scheduled for May 1. The last day to register for the election and town meeting is April 11. The clerk's office will be open until 8 p.m. that day. Four arrested in drug raids GARDNER - Four people were arrested Tuesday during two drug raids by the North Worcester County Drug Task Force. Police Lt. Gerald Poirier said police approached a car in the parking lot at Friendly's Restaurant on Pearson Boulevard about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and arrested Julius S. Lane, 25, of 256 Cross St. He was charged with conspiracy to violate drug laws, possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, and distribution of drugs within a school zone. Also arrested at the time was Heather Sanders, 20, of 256 Cross St., and a 16-year-old boy. Both were charged with conspiracy to violate drug laws. A fourth occupant of the vehicle, a 15-year-old girl, was not arrested. Lt. Poirier said several grams of crack cocaine were found in the vehicle. About 8 the same evening, Lt. Poirier said, the task force arrested Jose O. Rodriguez, 20, of 21 Washington St., outside his home after he was found with a bag of crack cocaine. A search of his home yielded additional drugs, including heroin, the lieutenant said. Mr. Rodriguez was charged with possession of...

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