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Five in running for opening on Troy Select Board

Five in running for a slot on Troy board

By Meghan Foley Sentinel Staff
| Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2015 8:00 am

TROY — Five residents, including the town’s former police chief and a soon-to-be-former school board member, have stepped forward to fill the remaining term of a selectman who resigned last week.

Richard H. Thackston 3rd, Howard M. Sheats Jr., T. Thomas Austin, Charles R. Beauregard Jr. and Curtis C. Hopkins have filed for election to the one-year term, which is what is left of a three-year term held by Robert J. Kemp Jr. Kemp was elected in 2013.

Kemp submitted his resignation to the three-member board on Jan. 21. His departure leaves selectmen Chairman William T. “Tom” Matson and Selectman Gideon L. Nadeau Sr.

Thackston, who has represented Troy on the Monadnock Regional School Board for many years, isn’t seeking re-election to that post this year.

Sheats served as Troy’s police chief from 2004 to 2013 before retiring from the position.

Matson said earlier this week that with Kemp’s resignation coming just before the filing period opened for town elections, and the selectmen only having about four weeks worth of meetings until those elections, he and Nadeau agreed to not appoint anyone to fill the seat in the interim.

“We decided to just have it open until the election,” Matson said. “Gideon and I will work together for the next four weeks.”

The filing period for town elections closed late Friday afternoon. Town elections are scheduled for March 10.