Monday, August 24, 2015

In the News: section of Main St closed, Nov election drawing interest

Those who use Main Street to get to work may wish to alter their commute for the next two days. 
The portion of Main Street between School Street and Emmons Street will close Monday morning at 7, and will remain so until at least noon on Tuesday. 
Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting said the closure will allow for a "raised table" across Main Street for Dean College students to use. 
"A raised table is a crosswalk - it's like a speed bump that's about 30 feet wide," he said. "It slows traffic and provides for the public safety."
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About 40 candidates have taken out nomination papers to run in the town's November election. 
The majority of the Town Council has taken out papers to seek re-election, and a total of 14 candidates are seeking election to the council. All nine of the body's seats are up for election. 
Eight council incumbents have taken out papers: Brett Feldman, Judith Pond Pfeffer, Peter Padula, Thomas Mercer, Robert Dellorco, Matthew Kelly, Andrew Bissanti and Robert Vallee. Six newcomers are seeking seats on the council, including current Town Clerk Deborah Pellegri, Richard Power Sr., Glenn Jones, James Schultz Jr., Sean Slater and James Gianotti Jr.. Of the 14 candidates, only Power and Pellegri have returned papers so far.
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