• Riccio re-elected BF village president
    Staff Report | May 22,2013
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
     
    BELLOWS FALLS — Village President Roger Riccio was re-elected as Bellows Falls village president Tuesday, easily out-distancing two challengers.

    Village voters also re-elected Trustee Colin James and elected Charlie Hunter to a spot on the board as well.

    Riccio, executive director of the Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce, had 217 votes to 80 votes for former Village President Lance Allen. Trustee Deb Wright, who was running for village president as well as her trustee position, received 77 votes.

    Hunter was the top vote getter for trustee with 197, James had 173 votes; other candidates were Scott Falzo with 154 votes, Leslie White with 138 votes, and Wright, who got 61 votes.

    Wright attributed her double defeat to her outspokeness and her opposition to merging the village of Bellows Falls with the town of Rockingham. The matter has been a perennial political issue, but is not currently under active discussion.

    Wright is vice chairwoman of the Rockingham Free Public Library, which recently voted to close the library building while renovations are being completed on handicapped accessibility improvements. Wright said she didn’t think that controversial vote played a role in her fate at the polls.
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
    2 Comments
    MORE IN This Just In
    HARTFORD VILLAGE — An off-duty Hartford police officer playing with his own dog at a local dog... Full Story
    Officer shoots pit bull at dog park
    BENNINGTON — “Why can’t a girl be one of the knights of the Round Table?” is a question even a... Full Story
    Lady Lucy book encourages girls to follow their dreams
    The encampment’s tent roofs were visible through the thin spring foliage. Full Story
    More Articles