Robert Hogan, Christopher Hartling elected to Board of Selectmen

Incumbent Robert C. Hogan and Christopher E. Hartling won the race for two seats on the Board of Selectmen in the April 6 annual town election. Hogan, who is the town’s director of veterans services, received 1,276 votes and Hartling, a member of Town Meeting and the Council on Aging, 1,234. They defeated Virginia E. Mooney, a Town Meeting member and former selectwoman, who picked up 574 votes. In other contested races for townwide seats, incumbent Kristine E. Brown was reelected to the Recreation Commission, outpacing challenger James M. Mennitto 1,274 votes to 487. First Constable William F. Pepicelli defeated challenger Dennis C. Otis, 1,037 votes to 565. Twelve other candidates won their seats without opposition, including former state representative Charles E. Murphy, who was elected town moderator.