Pembroke: Incumbent selectmen win challenge

Two candidates challenged two incumbent selectmen in Saturday’s annual Pembroke town election. The challengers said the board threatened bankrupting town government. The incumbents said the board has the situation under control. Voters agreed with the incumbents.

Pembroke voters returned selectmen Arthur Boyle with 1,076 votes and Bill Boulter with 746 votes. Challengers Bob DeMarzo received 597 votes and Ben Bastienelli 481 votes.

For an open seat on the health board, Gary Fine won with 914 votes to Gail McSweeney’s 569 votes.

For DPW Commissioner, Jason Federico won over incumbent Tom Irving 929 to 528 votes.

About Charles Mathewson

Charles Mathewson worked in print journalism for more than two decades as a reporter and editor. He 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.