Plymouth: Former selectman launches another effort to return to board

Former Plymouth Selectman Dick Quintal joins the already-crowded field of candidates vying for a seat on the Board of Selectmen.

Quintal told WATD he took out papers last Thurdsay, bringing the number of candidates for the two open seats on the board, to six.

“I’ll be turning in my papers on Monday before the deadline.  I really miss being involved in the town government.  I know alot of the issues:  solid waste, the courthouse.  Some of these issues have been going on for ten-and-a-half years, others maybe five.”

On the issue of solid waste, Quintal believes the matter should go to the ballot.

“I think the question going to the ballot serves the people.  It’s the people who are going to the use the transfer station or the curbside and then it will guide the selectmen into making a decision quickly.  I think once that happens it will be done with.”

Regarding turning the courthouse area into a municipal center, Quintal thinks it’s a matter of priorities.

“I support fixing our South High School or renovations to that before taking on another town building.”

Quintal served as selectman for over ten years and lost bids for a return the board in the previous two town elections.

The deadline for returning papers to the Town Clerk is Monday, March 25th at 5 PM.

The other candidates for seats on the Plymouth Select Board are Robert Beilen, John Moody, Douglas O’Roark, Matt Muratore, and Anthony Provenzano.

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About Bobbi Clark

Bobbi Clark is a Plymouth area reporter at WATD. She began her career in radio as a producer at a news/talk radio station in Chicago. From there she went to WMAQ-TV, the NBC owned and operated television station in Chicago, As a producer there, she won 5 Emmy Awards for production of special programming. Bobbi is a graduate of Emerson College, with a degree in Writing, Publishing and Literature.