Who do you think should serve as the next Middletown Town Council president?
Next week, the newly elected Middletown Town Council will decide who will serve as the next council president. Although the decision will be made by council members, Patch would like to know what residents think. According to the Middletown Town Charter, “The president shall preside at meetings, and shall be recognized as head of the town government for all ceremonial purposes, and by the governor for purposes of military law. The president shall have the same right to speak and vote as any other members” Take the poll and tell us who would make the best president in the comments below. The seven member council is listed in order of the number of votes received last Tuesday.
A letter to Middletown residents from former Town Council Member Antone Viveiros
The final results are expected Thursday afternoon
Although the Board of Elections was busy counting the 25,000 absentee ballots on Wednesday, they were unable to finish by the end of the day, which leaves candidates in tight races still uncertain about the results. Two candidates that are anxiously awaiting those results are State House Representative Dan Reilly in District 72 which serves Middletown and sections of Portsmouth, as well his challenger Linda Finn. Without the absentee votes, Finn is up by 87 votes. The results from those mail-in ballots are expected by Thursday afternoon. “At this point, I am anxiously awaiting the results of the mail ballots, which I do believe will make this race even closer, if not successful for me,” said Reilly. Finn won Middletown by 296 votes but …