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Voters Approve State Hospital Land Purchase at Town Election

More than 1,200 voters were in favor of the move, according to preliminary election results.

Credit: File photo.
Credit: File photo.

Medfield residents voted largely in favor of the town purchasing the former Medfield State Hospital property in Monday's annual town election, according to preliminary election results

A total of 1,390 votes were cast for the question, with 1,277 voters saying yes and 104 saying no.

The next step in the process is for the state legislature to enact a home rule legislation authorizing the sale of the land to Medfield, according to MSH Vision.

Below are the initial totals for each candidate running in this year's election. For more information, visit the town of Medfield website.

Moderator (1 year)

Scott McDermott - 1216 votes

Selectmen (3 years)

Mark Fisher - 1179 votes

Assessors (3 years)

Francis Perry - 1122 votes

School Committee (3 years)

Eileen Desisto - 1024 votes
Anna Mae O'Shea Brooke - 1020 votes

Library Trustee (3 years)

Timothy Hughes - 1070 votes
Lauren Feeney - 1065 votes

Planning Board (5 years)

Elissa Gordet Franco - 1107 votes

Park Commissioners (3 years)

Kirsten Young - 1103 votes

Housing Authority (5 years)

Lisa Donovan - 1124 votes

Trust Fund Commissioner (3 years)

H. Tracy Mitchell - 1126 votes

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