Speakman voted Barrington town council president
Elected council members from left, June Speakman, Ann Strong and Kate Weymouth are sworn in during the Barrington Town Council Inauguration at 8p.m. sharp on Monday night.
Recently elected Barrington Town Council and School Committee members were sworn in Monday night. The ceremony marked the official start of a third term for June Speakman and Kate Weymouth council term while Ann Strong begins her first term. Ms. Speakman was later unanimously approved as Town Council President and Ms. Weymouth was unanimously approved as Council Vice President. Re-elected School Committee member Bob Shea was also sworn in Monday night alongside new School Committee member Paula Dominguez and town moderator Julia Califano. The School Committee will handle its election of officers at a meeting Thursday night. Patrick Guida was also re-elected to the School Committee though he was sworn in earlier Monday, prior to the evening ceremony. Attorney General Peter Kilmartin delivered the oath of office to each elected official. Barrington Town Democratic Committee Chairwoman Mary Alyce Gasbarro served as the evening's master of ceremonies. She said it was an historic evening for Barrington with four women sitting as councilors for the first time. She described the group as bouquet of roses with sole male member Bill DeWitt as the baby's breath. The next town council meeting will be held on Monday, Dec. 17.