Annual Town Election
following town offices are up for election at this year’s annual town election
3 year term
of Health 3 year term
3 year term
Board 5 year term
Board 4 year term (to fill vacancy)
Committee 3 year term
Committee 3 year term
Committee 2 year term (to fill vacancy)
Trustee 3 year term
Trustee 2 year term (to fill vacancy)
you are seeking election, nomination papers are available from the Town Clerk's office, 24 S. Main St. The
required number of signatures to be an official candidate included on the ballot
is 20, however it’s always wise to have a few extras should there be difficulty
verifying any signatures.
important dates for this year’s annual election on Monday, May 5th are:
day to obtain nomination papers, Friday March 14th,
day to submit papers to registrars of voters for certification, Monday,
day to file nomination papers with town clerk, Monday, March 31st, and
day to register to vote, Tuesday, April 15th.
office hours are Mondays 6-9 PM and by appointment if necessary.
don’t hesitate to call at (978) 544-2731 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Police Office Hours
Beginning on Monday, March 3, 2014, and continuing every Monday
evening until July, the New Salem Police Department will hold office hours from
4:30-5:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for people to come in and discuss
and police-related business or concerns. Fire arm licensing will not be
handled during these office hours, but will continue to happen on an
appointment only basis
Town Democratic Committee News
Delegate Election: The New Salem Town Democratic Committee
held their annual caucus on Sunday, February 23rd at 10 a.m. to elect delegates
to the State Democratic Convention being held in Worcester in June, 2014.
Sharon Tracy was elected as a delegate and Lisa Finestone was elected as an
alternate. John Ryan is a delegate automatically because he is the chair of the
Presentations: Following the caucus the Committee heard presentations
from Denise Andrews, incumbent and candidate for state representative; Jonathan
Edwards and Steve Kerrigan, candidates for lieutenant governor; Matt Baron,
representative for James Arena DeRosa, candidate for lieutenant governor; and
Tyler, representative for Leland Cheung, candidate for lieutenant governor.
Dues Reminder: The committee also wants to remind New Salem
Democrats to send in their dues of $10 to Treasurer Hugh Field, 124 Fay Rd.,
New Salem. Dues help to cover the cost of sending delegates to the convention.
Fresh Food Film Series Showing Cafeteria Man
At 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 3rd, the Mount Grace Land Trust will host a screening of Cafeteria Man at the Central Congregational Church at 93 South Main Street in Orange. The film, which tells the story of an ambitious effort to “green” the public school diet serving 83,000 students in Baltimore, is free to the public, thanks to generous support by the Orange Oil Company (of New Salem) and Pease Orchard. Cafeteria Man is the second of five Fresh Food Films to be screened monthly in Athol and Orange. Mount Grace is hosting the series on behalf of the new Greater Quabbin Food Alliance, a network of food-related organizations and businesses. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with coffee and refreshments, and the film will run from 6:00-7:30 p.m. A discussion on local food and community action will follow. See the New Salem News for more details.
Money Available for Recreation Activities
The New Salem Recreation Committee has money available to sponsor recreation activities for New Salem residents, in addition to its traditional events. If you would like to organize a recreational activity or event, please contact Karen Duplissie at 544-8614, Jeanne Clayton at 544-7924 or Jane Clukay at 544-2660.