It's going to be an interesting election for Selectboard in Hadley. It started with an open seat because Katharine Nugent was not seeking election -- WHMP reported this morning that she was back in as a sticker campaign.
The three other candidates are local business owner, Ellen Zion, former Hadley selectman, John S. Mieczkowski Sr. (who was ousted from the selectboard in a recall in 2002
), and former Amherst selectman, Hill Boss, who was supposedly the first incumbent in 25 years to be defeated in Amherst.
I have to believe Ellen Zion is the front-runner here. She owns the Northern Lights "coffee shack" on route 9, is active in Hadley town meeting and politics, and is a vocal advocate for local area businesses (she's the reason why I checked out the ice cream at Flayvors
-- yum), and has not been thrown out of elective office, not vacillating about whether she is in the race, and not setting records for futility with area voters.