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Newton selectmen chairman defeated in election

NEWTON - Current selectmen chairman Raymond D. Thayer lost his seat on the board during Tuesday's elections in a hotly contested race for a one-year seat. Matthew Burrill (419) was the winner ahead of Thayer (110), Robert Miller (236) and Chris Stephan (102).James L. Doggett and Larry Foote earned three-year seats on the board with 432 votes and 374 votes, respectively.Voters narrowly approved changing the library director position from part time to full time by a vote of 447-442.Voters rejected a proposal to change the town treasurer position from elected to appointed by a vote of 353-523.Many other warrant articles were also rejected, including a proposal to change the position of highway foreman from part time to full time, a $19,000 proposal for renovation of the skateboard park and addition of an outdoor ice rink at Greenie Park and two proposals related to equipment for the fire department.


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Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey presents Circus XTREME
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