by Lisa Tome
Renee Capano had all the right moves during last week's election in Charlestown.
Capano braved the cold and stood along Market Street waving to passersby in hopes of retaining her seat on the town board.
"I'm not cold. I'm hot in all this stuff. I've already taken a layer off," said Capano, who was wearing bibbed overalls, waterproof boots, Gore-tex gloves, and fleece-lined leggings as she stood in mud, snow, and ice.
She was the top vote getter with 80. Ken Confalone retained his seat with 78 votes. Dr. Robert Gell will also keep his seat with 63 votes. Brian Dempsey challenged the incumbents and collected 50 votes. In all, 114 of the town's 804 registered voters turned out.
This week, on Tuesday night, March 11, the Charlestown board will decide among themselves who will serve as president, vice-president, and treasurer.
The Town of Cecilton will be accepting nominations for two council positions until April 4 at 4 p.m.
In order to be a candidate, persons must be a town resident and registered voter. Voter registration is also underway until April 4.