About 11% of Scituate’s registered voters hit the polls for their annual town election over the weekend, featuring one contested race for Library Trustee, a write-in candidate vying for a seat on the school committee and two non-binding ballot questions regarding seawall repair.
Two Incumbent Library Trustees will keep their seats; Karen Canfield with 861 votes and Christopher Mirarchi with 828, to win over challenger Virginia Ayers at 677.
Laurie Withrow declared herself as a write-in candidate for a position on the school committee, but did not muster enough votes to win a seat.
Incumbent Brenda Bowen won her school committee re-election bid, pulling in 950 votes over 251 write-ins.
Janet Taylor also won a seat on the school committee, garnering 1023 votes over 179 write-ins.
Voters said yes, 906 to 748, to non-binding ballot question #1, asking if they’d support a $15,000,000, 20 year debt-exclusion override to repair seawalls, berms and revetments.
Voters also voted favorably, 894 to 536, to a second non-binding ballot question, supporting the concept of betterments for properties that benefit from seawalls, berms and revetment repairs.