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School Committee, Housing Authority races highlight of South Hadley election Monday

Polls for all precincts are located at South Hadley High School and will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

School Committee members Dale R. Carey of 50 Pine Hill Road and Edward J. Boisselle of 17 Canal St. are seeking re-election to two three-year terms on the board. They are being challenged by newcomer John A. Kelly of 43 Sans Souci Drive.

There are two newcomers for one five-year term on the Housing Authority. Robert P. Nolan of 29 Alvord Place is being challenged by Dorothy E. Martin of 69 Lathrop Village.

Eight incumbent Town Meeting members from Precinct E are up for re-election. They are: Glenn F. Archambault, 259 Old Lyman Road; Robert S. Berwick, 22 East Red Bridge Lane; Doris R. Dubois, 148 East St.; Kathryn F. Gallivan; 26 Lyman Terrace; Dennis E. Hogan, 10 Ashton Lane; Susan M. Kelsey, 22 East Red Bridge Lane; Mitchell B. Resnick, 42 Ashton Lane; and Susan E. Obremski-Crowther, 32 Ashton Lane.

The challenger for a three-year term for that precinct is Lori S. Eldridge of 45 Columbia St.

There is also a race for a one-year unexpired term as Precinct E Town Meeting member. The candidates are Kenneth A. Rogers, 44 East St., Shane A. Archambault, 259 Old Lyman Road and Bruce C. Forcier, 24 Dale St.

Other seats on the ballot are unchallenged.

Incumbent Select Board member Ira J. Brezinsky of 93 Woodbridge St. is seeking a full three-year term. Brezinsky was elected in September to fill the remaining seven months of the unexpired term of former board member Bruce S. MacCullagh. MacCullagh resigned June 30, saying an increased work schedule as a programmer for a Boston software company left him with too little time to devote to South Hadley governance.

Sarah Etelman, 9 Garden St., is seeking the one-year unexpired term of Select Board member Robert G. Judge, who is resigning. Judge, a veteran board member, accepted a job last year as personnel director for the city of Holyoke. Under the terms of his contract, Judge is required to move to Holyoke within six months of taking the job, making him ineligible to continue serving as a Select Board member in South Hadley. Etelman had unsuccessfully sought MacCullagh’s unexpired term in September’s special town election.

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