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Barring a write-in challenge, there will not be a contested race on the ballot in Manchester this year.

Incumbent selectmen Greg Cutler and Ivan Beattie, the board-chairman, are running for re-election unopposed.

Also running unopposed for re-election are Marie Ferrarin, the incumbent Trustee of Public Funds, and moderator Michael Nawrath.

Beattie was first elected to office in Manchester in 1984 and has served on the Manchester Select Board for more than 30 years. Beattie owns East of Equinox Farm where he raises Equinox Morgan horses.

Cutler has served on the Select Board since 2016. Cutler is a realtor, professional voice actor, and musician.

Beattie's seat is a three-year term and Cutler is running for another two-year term.

The lone contested race in Dorset this year is for town treasurer.

Sandra Pinsonault, who has served as town clerk since 2005 and is also running unopposed for that role, is challenging incumbent Melissa Zecher, who is completing her fifth,

three-year elected term as treasurer.

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The treasurer's duties include reviewing accounts payable and handling payroll checks and delinquent tax warrants, according to last year's town report.

On the Select Board, incumbent Tom Smith is seeking another three-year term, while incumbents Elizabeth Ruffa and Megan Thorn are seeking one-year terms.

Ryan Matteson is seeking to continue to serve as town constable, and attorney Kevin O'Toole is seeking re-election as both town moderator and town agent.

In Arlington, Vermont State Police Sgt. Todd Wilkins, who chairs the Arlington School District board and coaches the high school boys varsity soccer team, is challenging incumbent Keith Squires for a three-year term on the Arlington Select Board.

Squires has served on the board for decades and is its current chairman.

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There are no other contested races on the ballot.

State Rep. Cynthia Browning is running for re-election for a two-year term on the Select Board.

Patricia Williams is seeking a three-year term as auditor, and Jenna Peeler is seeking to serve the remaining two years of a three-year term for the same role.

John L. Whalen, II, is pursuing a one-year term as moderator. William Bryan is seeking re-election as one of the town's three Cemetery Commissioners.

Earl Labatt is seeking re-election as one of the town's Listers, Linda Crosby is seeking a one-year term as Delinquent Tax Collector and Bill Wood is seeking to serve the remaining two years of a three-year term as Trustee of Public Funds.

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Three incumbent members of the Arlington School District board are seeking re-election. Matthew Bykowski, who is also a member of the Select Board, is seeking a three-year term, Robert Zink is seeking a two-year term and Jeffrey Tilley is seeking a one-year term.

In Winhall, there are no contested races barring a write-in candidate.

Select Board Chairman William Schwartz is seeking re-election without opposition.

Also running unopposed are Doug Poulter for lister and Alexander William Bilka for town agent and grand juror.

Winhall's School Board Chairwoman Jennifer Samuelson is unopposed for re-election.

In Danby, voters will get to choose between Charlie Dotson and Douglas White for a three-year seat on the Select Board. Incumbent Dan Garceau is the only candidate on the ballot for the two-year board seat up this year.

White is also running unopposed for town clerk and delinquent tax collector, while Steve Haines is the only candidate on the ballot for town treasurer.

Janice Arnold is on the ballot without opposition for town moderator and

James Viscusi is the only name on the ballot for trustee of public funds while Hiram Fisk is running for town agent, Byron Battease is seeking a lister position. The town auditor position drew no candidates.

Peru, Londonderry. Stratton, Jamaica and Weston all nominate their candidates from the floor.


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