Fairhaven’s annual town elections will be held this Monday, 4/5/21. Polls are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. There are four contested races in Fairhaven.
Selectboard incumbent Bob Espindola faces challenger Lisa Plante; Tree Warden incumbent G. Bourne Knowles faces challenger Don Carlos Collasius. School Committee has three candidates running for two seats, with incumbents Donna McKenna and Colin Veitch facing a challenge from newcomer Cathleen Marchessault. Board of Health also has a contested race for an open seat, with Barbara Acksen and Kevin Gallagher both on the ballot.
Other offices are: Board of Public Works with both incumbents, Marcus Ferro and Robert “Hoppy” Hobson running unopposed; Town Moderator, with incumbent Mark Sylvia running unopposed; and Housing Authority with one term up for re-election and Ronnie Manzone, who was appointed, running unopposed, and Marc Scanlon running to fill the unexpired term that he was also appointed to.
Planning Board has a rare four seats on the ballot. For the seats up for re-election, both incumbents, David Braga and Cathy Melanson are unopposed. Two seats for unexpired terms are also on the ballot, with one held by Jessica Fidalgo, who was appointed; and one vacant, with Wayne Hayward running a write-in campaign.
All precincts will also choose Town Meeting members.
Precinct one votes at Town Hall, 40 Center Street; precincts two and three voteat Elizabeth Hastings Middle School, 30 School Street; precinct four votes at the Fire Station/ Meeting Room, 146 Washington Street, precincts five and six vote at the Recreation Center, 227 Huttleston Avenue.
If you are unsure of your precinct, call the Town Clerk’s office at 508-979-4023, Ext. 3.
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