You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

North

Billerica

Nomination papers for town election due Feb. 19

Continue reading below

Nomination papers are now available for the April town election. Voters will elect two members to the Board of Selectmen, three to the Planning Board, two to the School Committee, and Town Meeting representatives in all precincts. The deadline to file nomination papers is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19. To run for a seat on one of the local boards, candidates must submit at least 50 certified signatures of registered voters to the town clerk’s office by the deadline; those interested in becoming a Town Meeting representative must submit at least 10 certified signatures from voters in their precinct. “We need people in all the precincts to run for Town Meeting rep,” said Shirley Schult, Billerica’s town clerk, noting that the other races have already generated a lot of interest. To date, three people have pulled papers for the Board of Selectmen’s race: incumbents Michael S. Rosa, who is vice chairman of the board, and Robert M. Correnti; and George Simolaris Jr., an Andover Road resident who in November spearheaded a campaign against a proposed $14 million makeover of Billerica’s town center that had been approved by Town Meeting but was rejected by voters in a special election. Four people have pulled papers for the three seats on the Planning Board: incumbent David C. Saviano; Town Meeting member Rome Capobianco; and political newcomers Matthew H. Battcock and David A. Kinsella. The School Committee is also likely to be a contested race. Three people have pulled papers: incumbents Daniel Cugno, who is the committee’s chairman, and Marie Blanchette, the committee’s secretary; and Mark Efstratiou, who is a Town Meeting representative. For more information, contact the town clerk’s office at 978-671-0924.

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week