Open positions in local government

Several positions will be up for grabs in the upcoming annual town election. Included on the ballot will be a three-year seat on the Board of Selectmen, now held by Chuck Bear; a five-year term on the Planning Board; and three-year terms on the Board of Health, Board of Assessors, Triton Regional School Committee, and public library trustees. Also on the ballot will be a four-year term and a one-year unexpired term for constable; a three-year term and a one-year unexpired term for fish commissioner; a one-year term for tree warden; and a three-year position and a one-year unexpired position on the trustees board for the First Burying Ground. Nomination papers are available at the town clerk’s office; they must be picked up by March 22 and returned with a minimum of 35 signatures from registered town voters by March 26. The election will be May 14 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., with Precinct 1 voting at the fire station on Morgan Avenue and Precinct 2 voting at the library.