Just when it looked as if the School Committee race would be uncontested, a face from the past has apparently returned for another campaign.
Lisa Puccia has taken out nomination papers for school committee, joining Brian Dick, according to information provided by the office of the Puccia was defeated in a hotly contested committee election last spring.
The committee seat available is presently held by Chairman Michael Kelley, who has chosen not to seek re-election.
Also taking out nomination papers a the 11th hour is Han Bernier, who appears poised to join the race for Town Clerk. Assistant Clerk Denise Graffeo has retruned papers to be onthe ballot. Incumbent Clerk Mary-Ann O'Brien Nichols has taken out papers for re-election but has not yet returned them. Below is an updated nomination status, as of Thursday, Feb. 10.
To get on the ballot of the April 2 election, candidates must return nomination papers with the signatures of 50 certified registered voters not later than 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 14.
Potential Candidates (as of Feb. 10
Returned some or all papers Board of Selectmen (One seat for three years)
Douglas W. Sears Yes
James P. Biewener Yes
Board of Health (One seat for three years)
Kathleen M. Brothers Yes
Town Clerk (Three-year term)
Mary-Ann O'Brien Nichols (I)
Denise Graffeo Yes
Han Bernier Town Moderator (Three-year term)
Warren R. Layne (I)
Keith E. Rauseo Yes
Planning Board (One seat for five years)
Stephen G. Johnson Jr. (I)
Donna Marie Robitaille
School Committee (One seat for three years)
Brian H. Dick Yes
Lisa J. Puccia Library Trustees (Two seats for three years each)
Patrick Joyce (I)
Robert L. Homeyer (I)
Housing Authority (One seat for five years)
Marc DiFruscia (I)
Paul D. O'Neill