Former selectman may run again

Robert Austin, a former selectman, has pulled nomination papers to run for the selectman’s seat vacated by Brinsley Fuller last summer when he moved out of town, said Aloyse Haley, administrative assistant to the town clerk. One year remains in the term. Incumbents who have pulled papers for the April 1 election include Jeanmarie Tarara, town clerk; Paul Digirolamo, treasurer/collector; Timothy Gordon and Matthew Moore, Board of Selectmen; and Barbara Davis, School Committee. Richard Stagnone has also drawn papers for School Committee. Seats are available on the boards of assessors, health, planning, library trustees, and the housing authority. Holbrook’s representative Town Meeting is also looking for members, and Precinct 4 is particularly hard to fill, Haley said in an interivew. Asked why, she said, “I honestly don’t know, but it’s always been that way.” The precinct has 49 of 60 seats filled, she said. Papers must be drawn by Feb. 7 and returned by Feb. 11.