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And the winner is...Town election results are in

Despite the cold and rain, Winchester residents were out holding signs and cheering on their candidates during the town election, March 26. WINCHESTER NEWS STAFF PHOTO/CHRIS STEVENS

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following are unofficial election results provided by the Winchester Town Clerk’s Office:

It was a cold and rainy Tuesday, with few voters turning out to cast ballots for their candidates in the annual town election.

About 18.3% of the town’s 16,824 registered voters were on hand March 26, or a mere 3,094 voters.

There were also 434 write-in ballots cast during Tuesdays election.

Select Board member Mike Bettencourt's supporters will be glad the incumbent has been vote back into office. WINCHESTER NEWS STAFF PHOTO/PETER CASEY

In the Select Board race, where four candidates vied for the two open spots, incumbent Michael Bettencourt was voted back in with 1,802 votes. The second spot on the board will go to Bill McGonigle with 1,400 votes.

Rounding out third place was Dorothy R. Simboli, with 1,277 votes and Vincent Dixon with 310 votes.

Incumbent School Committee Chair Tom Hopcroft's supporters hold signs outside the high school. Hopcroft was returned to office on March 26. WINCHESTER NEWS STAFF PHOTO/PETER CASEY

The School Committee race, which had four candidates hoping to fill two open seats, was won by Timothy Matthews with 1,582 votes followed by incumbent Tom Hopcroft with 1,466 votes.

In third place with 1,183 votes was My Linh Truong, with Carey Sue Barney coming in fourth with 668 votes.

A supporter of James Harris holds signs outside the high school for his candidate. Harris won the March 26 race for the open Housing Authority seat. WINCHESTER NEWS STAFF PHOTO/PETER CASEY

In the Housing Authority race between James Harris and Thomas Fourier, Harris took the open seat with 1,452 votes to Fouriers 688 votes.

Winchester residents turned out to cast their votes for their candidates during the March 26 town election. WINCHESTER NEWS STAFF PHOTO/PETER CASEY

Other candidates running unopposed in the town election included the following:

Moderator (one-year term): Incumbent Heather R. Von Mering, 2,087 votes.

Assessors Board (one seat, three-year term): Incumbent Paul Manganaro, 2,053 votes.

Board of Health (one seat, three-year term): Shannon Scott-Vernaglia, 2,059 votes.

Supporters came out with signs to encourage residents to vote for their candidates during the town election. WINCHESTER NEWS STAFF PHOTO/PETER CASEY

Planning Board (two seats, three-year terms): Brian Vernaglia, 1,965 votes, and John B. Cortizas, 1,418 votes.

Trustee Library (one seat, three-year term): James Remmes Jr., 1,783 votes.

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This story has been updated to reflect that there were four candidates who were on the ballot for the School Committee seats.

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