Sayre re-electedto Williamsburg Select Board

  • JERREY ROBERTSWilliamsburg Town HallJERREY ROBERTSWilliamsburg Town Hall on Main Street in Haydenville. JERREY ROBERTS

For the Gazette
Published: 5/7/2018 10:44:58 PM

WILLIAMSBURG — Incumbent William Sayre won another three-year term on the Board of Selectmen in Monday’s annual town election, fending off a challenge from Richard Kisloski.

The board’s current chairman collected 383 votes, while Kisloski had 180. Nearly 29 percent of the town’s 1,960 registered voters turned out for the election.

A 29-year resident of Williamsburg, Sayre was first elected to the Select Board in 2015.

Over the years Sayre has served on a variety of boards and committees including the Finance Committee, the School Building Committee, the Public Safety Complex Committee, the Capital Planning Committee, the Fire Chief Search Committee, the Police Chief Screening and Search Committee and the Building Needs Committee.

Kisloski currently serves as the chairman of the Capital Planning Committee and is also on the Finance Committee, Williamsburg Trust Fund and Cemetery Commission.

Neither Sayre nor Kisloski could be reached for comment after the election.

There were also three write-in candidates for committees with open seats on the ballot without nominees.

Mathew Wilhelm, 28 Petticoat Hill Road, ran a sticker campaign for a one-year term on the local School Committee for which he received 83 votes.

Paul Kennedy, 10B Eastern Ave., garnered 14 votes for a one-year term on the Water and Sewer Committee, and Linda Kisloski, 12 Cole Road, received 12 votes for a three-year term on the Finance Committee.

Linda Kisloski, the wife of Richard Kisloski, said that she was happy to hear of her election to the Finance Committee.

“It’s great,” Kisloski said. “It’s working for the town and hopefully things will look up, everyone will work together and things will get done.”

Town Clerk Brenda Lessard said that the polls were busy throughout the election this year.

“It was pretty brisk all day,” Lessard said. “I think over the last two years more people have been coming out to vote in general.”


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