Challenger wins Fire District 2 Prudential Committee seat, 235-6

Apr 25, 2023

Fire District 2 has a new Prudential Committee member. John Sousa defeated William Coutu for his seat.

Sousa will serve a three-year term on the committee.

According to District 2 Clerk Cheryl Abrantes, Sousa received 235 votes while Coutu received six.

Coutu joined the committee a year ago after running a successful write-in campaign to fill the unexpired term of Greg Edgcomb. Edgcomb's subsequent bid to become district fire chief prompted months of controversy, which continues.

Sousa also holds a seat on the town’s Finance Committee.

This change in membership comes just before the District 2 Annual Meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. on May 8, at Dartmouth High School.