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Fairhaven Board of Health Race — New Election?

It's the election that won't go away. John Wethington has asked a superior court judge to throw out April's much-disputed Fairhaven's Board of Health election results and compel a new race.

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Board of Health Dispute Rages On in Fairhaven

The hotly contested Board of Health race in Fairhaven may head to court, but without the Board of Selectmen's blessing.

Losing candidate John Wethington's attorney had asked the board to petition for a new election

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tsm - Officials study ballots in Fairhaven Planning Board Recount
tsm - Officials study ballots in Fairhaven Planning Board Recount

Farrell Wins Planning Board Recount In Fairhaven

The first of two recounts in Fairhaven is over. 

John Farrell has won the one year, unexpired term on the Fairhaven Planning Board, defeating Cathy Melanson by 14 votes.  On election night, the margin was ten votes

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Bracknell Forest Council,flickr

Fairhaven Board of Health Election to Get Recount

The recounts in Fairhaven have been scheduled for the Planning Board and Board of Health elections for Monday and Tuesday.

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Official Recount Requested in Fairhaven Election

In a last ditch effort to save the town a few bucks, Board of Health candidate Peter DeTerra is calling for an official recount of the ballots from Fairhaven's April 1 election.

DeTerra's opponent, John Wethington, was sworn in before a glitch in the ballot count was uncovered and corrected, making DeTerra the rightful winner by only two votes

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Controversy Piles Up in Fairhaven Election Results

One oversight has led to a game of political chicken over this week's election in Fairhaven.

Board of Health candidate John Wethington was sworn into the position before it was learned that 48 ballots had gone uncounted

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Fairhaven Board of Health Fields More Wind Turbine Complaints

Fed-up residents in Fairhaven took their case to the Board of Health Monday, trying again to get the town's wind turbines shut down. The Board heard comment on a proposed wind turbine by-law, before being shut down by Fire Chief Tim Francis, for exceeding the meeting room's approved capacity

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