2 Milford selectmen facing 3 challengers

Gary Daniels will face a familiar challenger in the local election March 10.

Roger Tilton, who ran against him unsuccessfully for state senate last year, has signed up for a three-year term on the Milford Board of Selectmen.

Daniels, the board chairman and the other incumbent, Mark Fougere, have three challengers for their board seats – Tilton, Conservation Commission Chairwoman Audrey Fraizer, and Ed Densmore, who ran unsuccessfully for the board in 2013 and again in 2014.

The only other contested town race is for Water-Wastewater Commissioner. Gil Archambault is challenging incumbent Mike Putnam, who is also a selectman.

On the school side of the ballot, School Budget Committee Chairman Ron Carvell signed up for the three-year seat being vacated by longtime School Board member Peter Bragdon.

In Amherst, Mike Akillian and Brad Galinson are stepping down from the Board of Selectmen, and two men have signed up to replace them: former selectman Reed Panasiti and Nate Jensen, Amherst school district moderator and co-chairman of the town Ways and Means Committee.

On the town side, there are two contested races this year: Cynthia Dokmo, Lisa Eastland and Norman Ian Carnick are running for a three-year spot on the Cemetery Board of Trustees, and Kevin Grassett and incumbent Lori Mix are both vying for Trustee of the Trust Funds.

For the Souhegan Cooperative School District board David Chen and Dwayne Purvis, both members of the school Finance Committee, are running for one three-year Amherst seat on the School Board.

Incumbent Paul Prescott is the only person who signed up for a three-year seat on the Amherst School District board.

The Mont Vernon School Board has two open three-year seats, and Wesley Sonner and Sarah Lawrence have signed up.

There is a contested race for Mont Vernon selectman. Incumbent James Whipple will face Hilary Sonner.

March 10 is local election/Town Meeting day and Amherst polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Souhegan High School,

Milford polls will be open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Milford Middle School gymnasium.

Mont Vernon polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.