On March 6, 2019

Bridgewater names new selectman

Bridgewater has a new Select Board member.

Voters elected Brian Bontrager over Bruce Page in a 91-34 floor vote on Tuesday.

Bontrager, a former school board and planning commission member, was elected to Mary Oldenburg’s seat, after Oldenburg resigned following 17 years of service.

Bontrager, who owns Bontrager Custom Builders, will serve on the board with Nope Martin and Lynne Bertram.

Town Clerk Nancy Robinson was also re-elected to her seat over challenger Melissa Walker 72-56.

Voters also approved the town’s $696,348 budget from the floor. The budget is up about 3.8 percent from last year’s.

Voters further approved an $800,000  wastewater treatment facility bond vote by Australian ballot  75-12.

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