Groveland Says ‘Yes’ To New High School; Elects New Town Clerk

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Voters in Groveland elected a new Town Clerk, filled two vacancies on the Board of Selectmen, and approved funding for a new regional high school.

Voters also denied giving the green light to Marijuana sales while voting to have their elected Tree Warden become appointed.

About 2200 residents turned out Monday to vote, according to outgoing Town Clerk Anne M. Brodie.

In the race for Town Clerk, it was Elizabeth M. Cunniff who came out victorious with 931 votes. Bonnie J. Wood came in second with 394 votes. Katherine M. Young finished in third place with 276 votes. Followed by former WHAV Open Mic host John J. "Jack" Bevelaqua in fourth place with 270 votes. Norma J. Bird finished last with 194 votes.

Meanwhile, the race for Selectman for One Year had Kathleen Kastrinelis topping Daniel J. MacDonald 1477-518. In the race for Selectman for Three Years, it was William G. O’ Neil defeating Debra J. Young 994-923.

On the ballot questions, voters approved Question One, which calls for spending on a new Pentucket Regional High School. Merrimac and West Newbury also approved the measure on their ballots. The measure passed 1840-370. Question Two, which bans or prohibits the sale of Marijuana products in the town, passed 554-533. While Question Three, which calls for the town’s elected Tree Warden to be appointed, passed 673-380.

Voters were also asked to write-in three vacancies for Board of Health, Planning Board, and Water and Sewer Commission. Newcomer Mike Meagher was elected to the Board of Health with 69 votes. While the roles of Planning Board and Water and Sewer Commission remain unfilled.

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