By John Anderson
Auburn Town Clerk Debra Gremo recently issued some reminders for town residents. Nominations are currently being accepted for the John E. & Ethel E. Riley Outstanding Citizenship Award. The deadline is Monday, October 17, 2016 at 4:00PM. Nominations should include reasons why the person being nominated has been an outstanding citizen and made life better for Auburn residents. Submit to Riley Award Committee, C/O Debra A. Gremo, Town Clerk, 104 Central St., Auburn, MA 01501.
The John E. & Ethel E. Riley Outstanding Citizenship Award was created in 1976 to honor the Riley’s for their contribution to serving and improving life for Auburn Citizens. John served as the Town Clerk from 1922 to 1952 and Ethel served as an Assistant for many years. Donated funds were put into a Certificate of Deposit, and the interest earned is given to the recipient chosen each year. The committee consists of the Town Clerk, Chair of the Selectmen, a Town Meeting Member chosen by the Moderator, an educator named by the School Committee, the High School Senior class president, the President of the Auburn Ecumenical Cluster, a News media person covering news in Auburn and a Citizen of Auburn named by the Selectmen, Master of the Masonic Lodge, Grand Knight of the Auburn Knights of Columbus, and Commander of Chester P. Tuttle American Legion Post.
The Clerk also wants to remind voters that the State Primary is on Thursday, September 8th, and the polls will be open from 7am to 8pm at Auburn High School. Although the voter registration deadline has passed for this election, residents can still register for the November 8th Presidential Election until October 19th.
If a voter is registered in a political party, he can only vote in that party’s primary. Unenrolled voters can choose the ballot for any one of the four parties: Democrat, Republican, Green Rainbow, and United Independent.