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Town election results

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About 18 percent of the town’s 17,594 registered voters went to the polls in the April 2 town election and decided three contested races. Three candidates competed for two open seats on the Reading Board of Selectmen: Daniel A. Ensminger of Oakland Road, a former selectman; Mark W. Jackson of Green Street; and Marsie K. West of Whitehall Lane, a Reading Municipal Light Department board member. Ensminger and West emerged victorious, with 1,865 and 1,699 votes, respectively. They fill the seats vacated by Selectmen Stephen Goldy and Richard W. Schubert, who announced in December that they would not seek reelection. In the other contested races, incumbents Cherrie M. Dubois of Meadow Brook Lane, with 1,647 votes, and Richard H. Curtis of Abigail Way, with 1,532, were reelected to the Board of Library Trustees after besting challenger Elizabeth C. Shurland of Summer Avenue, who received 1,230 votes. In the race for the Reading Municipal Light Board, incumbent Philip B. Pacino of Washington Street and David A. Talbot of Linden Street were elected to three-year terms. Pacino, who received 1,480 votes, and Talbot, who captured 1,530, defeating challenger David G. Mancuso of Howard Street, who received 1,318 votes.

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