Kingston: New selectman, new town clerk

Kingston town government has a new selectman and a new town clerk, each of them former selectmen.

Incumbent selectman Sandra MacFarlane topped the ballot to win re-election with 718 votes. Former selectman, and chairman of the town government implementation committee, Jean Landis Nauman beat incumbent Dennis Randall 549 to 519 votes. Newcomer Frank Elwood received 443 votes.

Mary Lou Murzyn has served as Kingston’s town clerk for 24 years. She has decided to retire. Former Kingston selectman Paul Gallagher won a four-way race to replace her with 546 votes. Val Spence received 315 votes, Peter Boncek 245 votes, Diane Morlino 169 votes.

Treasurer Ken Stevens won re-election over collector Caroline Gavigan Wilson by a narrow margin of 650 to 620.

The annual town election attracted 13 percent of registered voters.

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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.