Town election winners

Michelle Burt topped two other candidates to claim an open seat on the Board of Selectmen at the April 27 annual town election. Burt, a former Housing Authority member, collected 582 votes to 385 for Dan Taylor and 138 for John Mattinson. In other contested races, Scott DeSantis outpaced Elaine Boidi by 626 votes to 407 to claim an open seat on the Board of Assessors. Board of Health member Thomas Driscoll defeated challenger Jurgen Keller by 694 votes to 293. And Larissa Curley defeated Carol Watches and Keller to fill the remaining two years of the term of a vacant library trustee seat. Curley had 434 votes, Watches, 333, and Keller, 183. William Boyle won a four-way write-in race to fill a Housing Authority seat that had attracted no ballot candidates. Boyle had 55 votes to 24 for James Muscato, 18 for Jennifer Degan, and 11 for Thomas Driscoll. Seven candidates were elected without opposition. The election followed last week’s annual and special Town Meetings, whose primary work included approving a $55.6 million fiscal 2014 budget. Meanwhile, the Pembroke Historical Society invites the public to its annual Grand Ol Fish Fry on Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Thomas Reading Park at the Pembroke Herring Run on Route 14 (Barker Street).