Residents head to the polls Tuesday for the annual town election.
The ballot features three key races. Arguably the most noteworthy race is the one for the lone seat of the Bourne Board of Selectmen that is up for grabs this year.
Polls will be open from 8 AM to 8 PM at the town’s four voting locations: the Bourne Veterans Memorial Community Center on Main Street in Buzzards Bay, Bourne Middle School on Waterhouse Road, Bourne Fire Department headquarters in Sagamore Beach, or Saint John’s Church Parish Center in Pocasset.
Judith M. Froman, chairwoman of the board of selectmen, is seeking reelection to her seat on the board. Ms. Froman is nearing the end of her first three-year term as a selectman. She is being challenged by Buzzards Bay resident Gary O. Maloney, who has run twice before for selectmen but unsuccessfully.
The Bourne Planning Board has three members making reelection bids this year, including Jeanne L. Azarovitz, M. Elizabeth Brown and Sandra E. Goldstein. Each is finishing up their first three-year terms on the board.
They are being challenged by William W. (Dusty) Meier, an associate member of the board, and Louis C. Bryant Jr., an engineering, design and construction professional.
The third contested race involves the board of directors for the Bourne Recreation Authority. Chairman and incumbent Gregory A. Folino, who has served on the board for 24 years, is being challenged by newcomers Christopher M. McCarthy of Buzzards Bay and William T. Morrissey III of Gray Gables.
The uncontested races include incumbents Donald J. Pickard for town moderator, Kathleen M. Peterson and Stanley D. Andrews for board of health, and Steven P. Strojny, Erin S. Perry and Ryan A. Bagdonas for the school committee.
Rounding out the list of candidates are Christopher J. Farrell for the veteran representative on the board of trustees for the Bourne Veterans Memorial Community Center, Frederic Bartholomew for the Bourne Housing Authority and Kathleen F. Alfano for the board of trustees with the Jonathan Bourne Public Library.