Friday, May 22, 1998

Rubenstein win remains intact

by Mary Hult

It seemed reasonable for candidate Charlie Parker to suspect that there may have been an error in the ballot count from the May 11 election and thus request a recount. After all, there was only an 11-vote spread in his race against Burt Rubenstein for the two-year seat on the board of selectmen. However, when volunteers gathered on Monday night to recount the ballots, the gap, in fact, widened by two votes, confirming Rubenstein the victor. What had been a 422 to 411 victory, became 424 to 409; there were also 7 others and 81 blanks.