By Beth David, Editor
At its meeting on 5/14, the Fairhaven Selectboard took time to recognize the five Fairhaven High School students who won three prestigous awards in this year’s regional competition for media production. The New England Regional High School Production Awards by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, informally known as student Emmy Awards awarded three wins, and eight honorable mentions to FHS.
Baily Cormier, Kaelyn Bourgeois, Grace Pelletier, Lexi Teves, and Molly Antone all won awards (see 4/12/18 issue). It is the first time the FHS winners are all girls, said Drew Furtado, FHS Media teacher. He also noted that the industry as a whole, is mostly male.
In another matter, the board discussed the upcoming retirement of long time town clerk Eileen Lowney, who announced she will retire on June 30. The board will have to decide on her replacement since her term does not end until 2020. The board decided not to have special election, but did not decide on how to fill the slot. The can do nothing, said Town Administrator Mark Rees in a phont interview, and by default, assistant Town Clerk Carolyn Hurley would become acting town clerk; or they could appoint someone.
The board also accepted the economic development report by FXM Associates, and reviewed the developer’s proposal for the Roger’s School for 14 condos in the old buiding and four single family homes on the grounds. Both are available on the town’s website.
The board also discussed the now defunct dog park committee, and asked Mr. Rees to reconstitute it.
Judge orders recount in BPW tie
A judge has ordered the town to hold a recount of the votes that resulted in a tie for a seat on the Board of Public Works. Incumbent Robert “Hoppy” Hobson and newcoming Albert Martin tied at 383 votes in the April 2 election. After receiving incorrect information on the procedure to break the tie, Mr. Hobson did not turn in the signatures for a recount by the deadline. Because of the misinformation, he filed in Superior Court to ask for an extension and also to clarify how a tie would be broken, if the tie still holds. No date had been set for the recount by press time.
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