Week in Review: Poor Voter Turnout and Selectmen Change Leadership
A look back at the week’s most notable stories.
The town election drew a smaller than usual crowd of voters on Tuesday, with poll locations quiet throughout the day. In the end, incumbent Michael Greis and newcomer Kim Marie Nicols won the two School Committee seats, while Planning Board member Bruce Eisenthut was re-elected to his seat. Find a full list of election results, including how many voted at each precinct, here.
Following the election, two returning selectmen were sworn in to their seats on Wednesday night, with Selectman Jerry Wasserman back for his fifth term and Jim Healy returning for his third term after several years off the board. Also at the meeting, the board reorganized, selecting Mo Handel as chairman, Wasserman as vice chairman and Daniel Matthews as clerk.
Also last week, Needham Police sought information about a starved dog found abandoned in a crate in a Needham forest. Nicknamed “April,” the dog is being cared for at the Highland Animal Hospital.
And finally, a fourth grade student at Mitchell School learned about the power of the pen after a letter she sent to state Rep. Denise Garlick for a class assignment inspired the legislator to visit the school on Monday.
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