Three Take Out Papers for One Selectmen Seat
Three people have taken nomination papers for a three-year position open on Board of Selectmen: Erich Garger, Bob Hargraves and Patrick Petropolous. Garger lives in the Lost Lake area, Hargraves in town center and Petropolous in West Groton. The seat is now held by Fran Dillon, who announced he would not seek reelection. If all three return their papers and appear on the ballot, the candidate receiving the highest vote total would win election.
Another potentially contested office is the three-year seat open on the Water Commission. Three candidates have taken nomination papers for that seat: Arthur Prest, Gary Hoglund and Jessica Cajigas. Incumbents who have taken nomination papers to seek reelection to their respective seats arte Russ Burke and Carolyn Perkins on the Planning Board, Jenifer Evans on Board of Assessors and Berta Erickson on the Groton-Dunstable School Committee.
Residents interested in taking nomination papers for elective office have until April 3 to return them to the Town Clerk's Office to appear on the ballot for Town Elections May 22.