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Maria Fenwick defeats Richard Taft for Scituate School Committee seat
Maria Fenwick defeats Richard Taft for Scituate School Committee seat
Maria Fenwick defeats Richard Taft for Scituate School Committee seat

Published on: 05/22/2023


SCITUATE − Maria Fenwick defeated Richard Taft for a school committee seat in Saturday's town election, according to unofficial results posted to the town's website.

Fenwick will replace Michael Long, who resigned in February and was indicted May 12 on charges he stole money from his wife's elderly aunt.

Fenwick prevailed in all six precincts, winning a total of 1,685 votes to Taft's 580. Candidates for all other seats ran unopposed, including school committee incumbents Peter Gates and Janice Lindblom, who each secured an additional three-year term.

The election marks the third consecutive year in which Taft failed to win a school committee seat. He lost to Long in 2021 and current Chairwoman Nicole Brandolini in 2022.

Fenwick and Taft presented a stark contrast in terms of their backgrounds and views on how to improve Scituate schools.

Fenwick has spent 20 years in education, first as an elementary school teacher and then in the nonprofit sector. She works as the executive founder of the Teacher Collaborative. Fenwick said teacher empowerment, which her organization champions, is key to improving educational outcomes.

Author :Peter Blandino

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