Some new faces but voters choose mostly incumbents

SALISBURY — Democratic incumbent Curtis Rand earned another two-year term as first selectman in the Nov. 3 election, fending off independent challenger Mike Flint by a vote of 904 to 215.

Selectmen Jim Dresser and Bob Riva were also re-elected.

Bill Willis, Alice Yoakum and Mat Kiefer return to the Board of Finance, as does Carl Williams, who was the town’s top vote-getter with 1,006. Williams had retired from the board but has returned to fill a vacancy left by the late Zenas Block. Carole Dmytryshak is the new face on the board.

Brian Bartram and Jennifer Weigel return to the Board of Education; Amy Lake is the new board member. Christina Cooper will fill a vacancy on the board.

On the Planning and Zoning Commission, Dan Dwyer, Marty Whalen and Cristin Rich were re-elected.

Jeff Lloyd and Stephen Victory return to the Zoning Board of Appeals; Selectman Bob Riva is now also a full member of this board.

Jill Gibbons replaces Amanda Halle as the town’s representative to the Region One Board of Education.

Rand said he was “heartened� by the results.

“Our goal is to keep moving ahead,� he added. “Even a strong town like Salisbury, in this economy, can seem a little fragile.

“We’ll search for ways to create jobs and opportunities for people in financial difficulties.�

Rand was out Tuesday night collecting his election signs and putting them in his truck. “I couldn’t wait to get those things down.�

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