No competition in Granville election

Voting the Republican line can catch every candidate for office in Granville Nov. 8 as Election Day becomes appointment day for elected officials without opponents in area races.

In Granville, none of the seven races taking place features an opponent.

Supervisor Matt Hicks has no opposite number when he seeks his first full term after winning the end of the term started by the late Rodger Hurley.

Board members Mary Emery and Matt Rathbun also run unopposed for a win that will place them on the town board until 2016.

Town Clerk Jenny Martelle seeks a fourth term and highway superintendent John Tanner seeks election to another term with no opposition.

Judge Roger Forando, and candidate for the second judge’s spot Ron Daigle Jr., also each run unopposed for the town’s two judge positions.

Village Clerk Treasurer Rick Roberts said voting districts two and three located at the village hall will see a fraction of the turnout which might be expected for races accompanying a Presidential contest such as 2008 or 2012.

In the race for Washington County Treasurer Albert Nolette, already the current deputy county treasurer, will face off with the opponent he defeated in the Republican Party primary Gayle Hall.

Hall, the former Fort Ann Supervisor, made the general election by securing the Independence Party line.

In  Hartford, although there are new candidates on the ballot, no races are contested.

Supervisor Dana Haff faces no challenger after winning the Republican Primary for the seat.

Also up for election is former supervisor Henry Gallinari, making his return to town politics, seeking to fill the remaining two-year term of Councilman Lee Wilson. Wilson resigned over the summer citing difficulties working with Haff.

Newcomer Elizabeth Foote seeks the chair opened up when Councilman Robert Miller decided against another term and incumbent Kevin Eastman seeks to return to his seat on the Hartford town board. 

In the area, only the Town of Hebron has contested positions. Someone will be without a seat when three candidates vie for two seats for town board.

Incumbents B. Martin Warner and James Nelson are joined by Democrat Robert Nailor seeking four year councilman seats.

In the second race in Hebron, incumbent Floyd Pratt faces challenger Ivan Watros for town highway superintendent position.

Also running for reelection, unopposed, is supervisor and current Washington County Budget Officer Brian Campbell.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Town offices close April 1

Granville Town Hall 015

By Matthew Saari The Town of Granville offices will be closed to the public “until further notice” as of April […]

Village, school elections postponed until June

school vote

By Matthew Saari The elections scheduled for both the Granville village and school boards have been pushed back several months. […]

Vermont schools closed, Granville eyes reopening

gcs

By Matthew Saari   Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced last week that all schools in the Green Mountain State will […]

Washington County: Visitors, stay away

Washington County has declared a state of emergency resulting in the closure of all non-essential departments.

By PJ Ferguson Washington County is urging visitors, weekenders, second-home owners and short-term rental owners to stay away during the […]

Cumberland Farms robbery suspect arrested

police lights

By PJ Ferguson The Whitehall Cumberland Farms armed robbery suspect has found and arrested, police say. Nathan Kupiec, 21, of […]

U.S. Marshals arrest parole absconder in Granville

marshal

By Matthew Saari A U.S. Marshals task force was deployed to the Village of Granville Wednesday evening to apprehend a […]

Village improves fiscal stress rating

comptroller

By Matthew Saari For the second year running, the Village of Granville improved its fiscal stress score. The state Comptroller’s […]

Obituary: Joan R. Monger

Joan Monger obit photo

RUTLAND — Joan R. Monger 87, formally of Fair Haven, passed away on March 15, 2020, at The Pines at […]

Car hits fallen electric pole

Car hits pole

Occupants stay inside for 90 minutes till power shut off By PJ Ferguson A vehicle drove into a fallen electrical […]

Alcohol, dog droppings concern village

village board

By PJ Ferguson Whitehall Village Board member Teresa Austin aired multiple concerns she received from individuals regarding allowing the sale […]

Store robbed at knifepoint

police lights

By PJ Ferguson A man armed with a knife robbed the Cumberland Farms store in Whitehall on Monday afternoon. At […]

Officials quash martial law rumors

ny

By Matthew Saari Rumors have been spreading faster than the novel coronavirus in recent days, following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 100% […]