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Connell cruises to re-election in Westport

Town Supervisor Dan Connell celebrates his victory with a party of close friends and family members following the announcement of the election results. With Connell are his wife, Lucy, his son Kevin and daughter-in-law Kelly Connell and their twin sons Ronan and Grady Connell.

Town Supervisor Dan Connell celebrates his victory with a party of close friends and family members following the announcement of the election results. With Connell are his wife, Lucy, his son Kevin and daughter-in-law Kelly Connell and their twin sons Ronan and Grady Connell. Photo by Katherine Clark.

— Incumbent town supervisor Dan Connell will remain in office for town of Westport.

Connell won the election by 185 votes, receiving 325 votes while first time candidate Jim Carroll received 140 votes.

"I'm very appreciative of the support of the voters and of the town of Westport for their confidence in me to serve another term," Connell said.

For his upcoming term, Connell said the Department of Public Works garage, fire station and town hall are the major projects in front of the town.

"We're going to continue to work on our building problem and we're going to continue to work on our economic development situation. those are the two big projects we have going on," Connell said. "We're going to be having a major meeting in early December to get the community involved in the process."

Carroll said he's happy as a first time candidate for the support of the community and the opportunity to run for the prestigious seat.

"I'm happy, first time out of the gate you learn a lot from it. Now it's time to support Dan. It's more about supporting the town than anything else." Carroll said. "It was a well run campaign."

For the two available town council positions, incumbent council member Tim Sherman will remain on the board with 252 votes. There will be a new member of the board as Stephen Viens received 288 votes. Incumbent board member Russ Paquette received 249 votes and Gerald Goulet took 36 votes.

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