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Lakeville Journal

Turnout was light for the municipal elections on Tuesday, Nov. 5, where most seats in most towns were uncontested. On average, fewer than half the total number of registered voters turned out.

 The only contest for first selectman or selectmen was in Kent, where  Democrat Jean Speck defeated Republican Edward Matson for first selectman, 661-431. For the remainder of the Board of Selectmen, Chris Garrity (D) is on with 665 votes. Republican Jeff Parkin received 413 votes, but Matson, with 431 votes, will take the seat. Although the vote total was close enough to trigger...