MADISON — Incumbent Selectman Paul Fortin was re-elected Tuesday, defeating challengers Brandon Hagopian and Raymond Sheehan in a three-way race for a seat on the Board of Selectmen.

Fortin received 235 votes, over 82 votes for Hagopian and 165 for Sheehan. Fortin could not be reached for comment late Tuesday.

Residents in Madison also gave final approval to a $9,561,733 school budget for School Administrative District 59 on Tuesday. The budget was approved by a vote of 328-157. There were also four void votes.

The $9.5 million budget represents a 9 percent drop in the amount of local school taxes to be raised and a 4 percent drop in the overall budget.

The school budget will be adopted by the board at a meeting scheduled for Wednesday. There are no layoffs or cuts to programs in the budget, although the Madison Education Association, the local teacher’s union, has agreed to a one-year pay freeze.

In other elections results, Troy Emery, John P. Krasnavage and Bruce Thebarge were elected to three-year terms on the Board of Directors of SAD 59. Emery received 250 votes; Krasnavage 383 and Thebarge 310.


Glen E. Mantor was elected to a one-year term as road commissioner with 437 votes; Kathy Estes was elected to a one-year term as town clerk and treasurer with 450 votes; Brock Hagopian was elected to a three-year term on the Anson/Madison Sanitary District Board of Trustees with 368 votes; Steven Dean was elected to a five-year term on the Madison Electric Works Board of Directors with 411 votes; and Kimberly Harper was elected to a five-year term on the Madison Public Library Board of Trustees with 434 votes.

Allen French and Christopher Roy were each elected to three-year terms on the Anson Madison Water District Board of Trustees. French received 339 votes and Roy received 249 votes. A third candidate, Brett Hagopian, received 162 votes.

Rachel Ohm — 612-2368

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