West Bridgewater: Voters return incumbents

West Bridgewater held its annual town election Saturday. While candidates greeted residents at the transfer station and at the Spring Street School voting place, few voters cast a ballot. Sun-burned candidates and supporters gathered in the school to hear the results.

West Bridgewater voters returned two incumbents to office. Long term assessor Cheryl Smith won easily over challenger Stephen Currier. In a three-way race for selectman, finance committee member Maura Moroni lost by only 17 votes to two-term selectman Jerry Lawrence.

“Maura’s been a great contestant,” Lawrence said. “She’s a great asset to the town of West Bridgewater, I hope she continues her service. I thank the voters of West Bridgewater for their vote of confidence in the selectmen.”

“I support Jerry having won again,” Moroni said. “I’ll do it again next time.”

Town Clerk Nancy Morrison characterized the turn-out as not as great as it could have been.

“More people could have turned out to vote,” Morrison said. “It was a little slower than I expected.”

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About Charles Mathewson

Charles Mathewson worked in print journalism for more than two decades as a reporter and editor, and has won several regional and national awards. He resides in Plymouth where he writes fiction and paints, when not producing award-winning news as a reporter for WATD.