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OTIS — Selectman Therese Gould will be defending her seat against challenger Susan Bauer-Brofman after both were nominated for the three-year position in the April 16 town caucus.

Gould was the top vote-getter among the three candidates, with 41 votes, 64% of the total. Brofman came in second with 12 votes, 19% of the total. A third candidate, Harold Kobrin, did not qualify, only getting 6 votes. One ballot had no votes for any candidate and the remaining 4 votes went to write-in candidates.

Of the 1,315 registered voters in Otis, only 64 took part in the caucus.

The Board of Selectmen race will be the only competitive one on this spring’s town election ballot. Newcomer Stacey Schultze was nominated for Carol Lombardo’s three-year School Committee seat, but she will not be competing with incumbent Philip Magovern, as his own seat was up for grabs, too.

No one was nominated for Kristen Brown’s three-year cemetery commissioner seat, nor Rona Knight’s five-year Planning Board seat. Neither Brown nor Knight ran in the caucus and no write-in candidates received the required number of votes to be nominated, said Town Clerk Lyn O’Brien. Those interested in the positions can still run as write-in candidates in the town election, she said.

Moderator David Sarnacki, tree warden John “Jack” Conboy, Finance Board member Jill Moretz and Library Trustee James Adams were all nominated for reelection to their seats.

Otis’s town election will take place Tuesday, May 28, at Town Hall, 1 N. Main Rd.. Polling hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The last day to register to vote for the election is Saturday, May 11. In-person registration can be done at the clerk’s office during office hours, which are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Thursday.

Besides the nominees, there will be a debt exclusion question on the ballot, related to a proposed Town Hall annex. Voters are welcome to attend an informational meeting about this proposal at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at the Town Hall gym.

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