ANDOVER — In a close race, Selectman Jane Rich won re-election Tuesday with 122 votes to Brian Mills’ 120. The term is for three years.

Wendy Closson won a one-year term as selectman with 233 votes.

Melinda Averill received 249 votes to continue as town clerk and tax collector.

It was also a close race for fire chief, with Jim Adler garnering 121 votes to Leo Camire’s 118. Former Fire Chief Justin Tibbetts, who did not seek re-election, got 11 write-in votes.

Mark Farrington received 140 write-in votes for road commissioner, even though he did not seek re-election. David Dolloff received 47 votes, Darryl Wells had 20, David Jacques had 12 and Daniel Irish had 11.

For a position on the Andover School Board, Albert “Pete” Coolidge was chosen with 221 votes.

Averill said 257 residents voted and candidates have three to five days to request a recount.

Andover town report year ending 2017. The town meeting for Andover was held Saturday while elections for town officers were held Tuesday. Thanks to the estate of James J. Mulvaney for the cover photo. (Marianne Hutchinson, Rumford Falls Times)

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