Photo: 191108-news-Berlinelections < Incumbents win re-election to Berlin City Council, voters approve sports betting>

A jubilant Paul Grenier, left, reacts after Gov. Chris Sununu signed Senate Bill 577 into law during a June 2018 ceremony in the City That Trees Built. The law extended the power-purchase agreement between Eversource and Burgess BioPower, which is located in Berlin. In Tuesday’s municipal elections, Grenier won a sixth term as mayor.

BERLIN — Voters gave Mayor Paul Grenier and three incumbent city councilors new terms Tuesday while also overwhelmingly approving sports betting.

Grenier won a sixth, two-year term as mayor, receiving 1,077 votes, nearly double the total of his closest rival, Richard LaFlamme, with 542. J. Stewart Stevens received 115 votes, according to the city clerk’s office.

Roland Theberge, Denise Morgan and Peter Higbee all won reelection to four-year council seats, joined by Mark Eastman.

Theberge was the top vote-getter among nine council candidates, receiving 1,106, followed by Morgan with 1,079; Eastman with 734 and Higbee with 732 votes. Eastman also serves on the Board of Assessors until March 31, 2022.

Voters elected Matthew Buteau from three candidates to serve a four-year term on the school board and reelected Louise Valliere, with 966 votes, to one of three open two-year seats. The others will be filled by Ann Nolin, who received 1,079 votes and Jeanne Charest, who received 779.

A proposal to allow sports gambling passed, 862 to 369. Up to 10 sports-betting venues will be permitted around the state under a law passed this year.

Under HB480, no more than 10 sports book retail locations, and no more than five mobile sports wagering agents, can be in operation at any given time. The law prohibits wagering on New Hampshire college teams or any college games taking place in the state and requires that players must be 18 or older to place bets.

In the November 2017 elections, Berlin voters approved Keno 603.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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