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Town Election: Munroe, Stephenson win School Committee race; all ballot questions pass

by | May 15, 2023 | Featured: News, News

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Hopkinton Democrats had another big day Monday. PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

Hopkinton voters chose Adam Munroe and Susan Stephenson to fill the two vacant spots on the School Committee in Monday’s Annual Town Election, while supporting all six ballot questions.

In the unofficial results announced by Town Clerk Connor Degan, Munroe led all candidates with 998 votes, followed by Stephenson with 934. Both are Democrats. Ashley Fogg, who is unenrolled, was third with 616 votes.

The uncontested races included Select Board (Amy Ritterbusch), Board of Assessors (Adam Munroe), Board of Health (Nasiba Mannan), Board of Library Trustees (Jessica McCaffrey and Warren Carter), Commissioners of Trust Funds (Mary Duggan), Constable (John Cardillo), Housing Authority (Ilana Casady), Commissioners of Parks & Recreation (Laura Hanson and Ravi Dasari), Planning Board 5-year term (Michael King and Matthew Wronka), Planning Board 3-year term (Vikasith Pratty) and Planning Board 2-year term (Navdeep Arora).

Degan expressed gratitude to residents for turning out to vote.

“Thank you for another fantastic year of elections,” he said, adding that official results will be posted within the next week.

Question 1, which asked about paying for a new sidewalk on Chestnut Street from Wild Road to Smith Road, passed with 877 for and 531 against.

Question 2, which asked about paying for a new sidewalk between EMC Park and Fitch Avenue (a nonexistent street proposed to be built behind Blueberry Lane) passed 858 to 543.

Question 3, which asked about paying for the architectural and engineering design for Fire Station 2, passed 940 to 464.

Question 4, which asked about paying for school HVAC renewal work, passed 1,086 to 328.

Question 5, which asked about paying for the Hopkins School addition project, passed 1,007 to 407.

Question 6, which asked about paying for the reconstruction and paving of Pratt Way and the roadways within Evergreen and Mount Auburn Cemeteries, passed 836 to 562.

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