Selectmen hesitant to combine elections

Selectmen have decided to wait for an opinion from the town’s attorney before they decide on whether to combine the April 6 annual town election and the April 30 primary for the US Senate seat formerly held by John Kerry. Town Clerk Allison Ferreira suggested shifting the town election to April 30 to save some money. Selectmen chairman Alfred Rullo said he and his colleagues are looking for a little more information and have postponed their decision until Feb. 25. “This is the first time the town has even considered doing something like this,” Rullo said. “We have questions about what happens to standing members. Would their terms run out on April 6 or would they hang on until April 30? We also wondered how we would control having both state and local votes.”