Lyndeborough, Wilton races are shaping up

WILTON – Four people have filed for two vacant spots on the Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School board – two in each town for a three-year term.

In Wilton, newcomers Matt Mannarino and Jim Kofalt have filed for the seat held for many years by Joyce Fisk. She resigned earlier this year for health reasons.

In Lyndeborough, long-time member Matt Ballou did not seek re-election. His place is sought by his wife, Susan Ballou, former high school vice principal and former board member Charlie Post.

In other Lyndeborough offices, at-large member Miriam Lemire did not file for a three-year term and Brianne Lavallee is seeking that spot. Paul White has filed for a vacant two-year at-large position.

Incumbents filed for all other offices except a three-year Wilton place on the budget committee, which is vacant.

In Wilton town offices, incumbent Kermit Williams is challenged by Ralph Buschmann. Buschmann has regularly attended select board meetings and has been out-spoken concerning conditions around Garwin Falls and the New Reservoir.

All other incumbents filed for their respective offices except Library Trustee Lynne Stone. Eileen (Nikki) Andrews has filed for that spot. No one filed for a three-year position on the Sewer Commission.

In Lyndeborough, there are no contests on the ballot. Selectman Mark chamberlain is seeking re-election as are all other incumbents except Trustee of Trust Funds Gary LeBlanc; budget committee member Fran Bujak and Zoning Board member Thomas Chrisenton. Those spaces remain blank.