CLARKSBURG -- Two residents are vying for a three-year term on the Clarksburg School Committee in an otherwise uncontested annual election taking place Tuesday, May 21.
The seat is being pursued by Kimberly A. Goodell and Patricia A. Prenguber. The seat is currently occupied by Prenguber, who was appointed in October 2012 following the resignation of committee member David Woods.
"My biggest agenda would be just to make a difference in whatever I can," Goodell said. "I'd like to bring new life and ideas to the committee."
Goodell, who works for Excelsior Printing in North Adams, said she currently has a daughter at Clarksburg Elementary in kindergarten and is also an alumni.
"I like everything about it," she said. "The teachers are great. I love the fact that they're seriously involved in getting a new preschool. It's a nice, small community school, and still has a quality education."
Goodell said one thing she'd like to see changed is the building's structure, which hasn't changed much over the years. The teachers have adapted well, she said, but there's little room for new programs.
Prenguber, a retired math teacher from Drury High School, said she liked the idea of helping to serve the community.
"My daughter and son went there, and my grandchildren went there," Prenguber said. "I like the faculty. They all get along and strive towards excellence."
Prenguber also supported the proposed preschool coming to the community, as well as a possible school building project to replace the aging school.
Edward J. Denault will run unopposed for a three-year term as war memorial trustee, a seat currently held by Allan Goodrich.
Incumbents seeking re-election include: Carl W. McKinney, for a three-year term on the Board of Selectmen; Ernest F. Dix, for a one-year term as tree warden; Richard J. Bernardi, for a three-year term as representative to the McCann Technical School; Rose M. Peters, for a three-year term on the Board of Library Trustees; Gregory J. Vigna, for a three-year term on the Board of Health; and Carol A. Jammalo, for a three-year term as town clerk.
Jammalo said no nomination papers were taken out for a five-year term on the Planning Board, currently held by David Sherman, or a one-year term as moderator, currently held by Bryan Tanner. Historically, Tanner has accepted write-in votes, she said.
Jammalo reminded residents that absentee ballots must be taken out by 12 p.m., on Monday, May 20. Residents can also pick up absentee ballots inside the rear entrance of the Town Hall at 111 River Road.
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