Candidates for upcoming election

Town Clerk Laura A. Gemme has released the list of candidates for the upcoming town election scheduled for April 2. Voters will decide two contested races. Three people are competing for two open seats on the the Library Board of Trustees: Incumbents Cherrie M. Dubois of Meadow Brook Lane and Richard H. Curtis of Abigail Way face challenger Elizabeth C. Shurland of Summer Avenue. In the race for the Reading Municipal Light Board, incumbent Philip B. Pacino of Washington Street faces challengers David G. Mancuso of Howard Street and David A. Talbot of Linden Street. The three men are competing for two open seats, each with three-year terms. John Walter Stempeck of Avalon Road is also running for a position on the municipal light board; he is the only candidate for a two-year term. There are two other uncontested races, with incumbents Chuck Robinson of Prospect Street and Harold C. Croft of Linnea Street the only candidates vying for seats on the School Committee and moderator Alan E. Foulds running for reelection unchallenged. Gemme is also seeking write-in candidates to fill several Town Meeting member vacancies. The town has eight precincts, each with eight Town Meeting positions available; each term is for three years. Anyone interested in becoming a write-in candidate should contact the town clerk’s office at 781-942-9050.