Ballioti returns to Dover Select Board

Dan Ballioti secured 105 votes to remain on the Select Board.PHOTO PROVIDED BY DAN BALLIOTI

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DOVER — After Tuesday's election, Dan Ballioti will remain on the Select Board.

Ballioti secured 105 votes to Candis Muuss' 31.

"Well, I think if you do something on an interim basis and it works then you should continue with it," said Ballioti, who had been appointed to serve the remainder of a term after Tom Baltrus resigned from the Select Board in November. "And I think a fresh voice is important to this town. I mean, we have term limits and every three years, people get to elect. And it's always great to see people express their thoughts, which makes this government better than others."

Ballioti, who worked as a photographer for magazines such as Newsweek and Sports Illustrated, owns the Coffee Barn Cafe in Dover. He also is president of the Dover Historical Society.

At annual Town Meeting on Tuesday, Ballioti gauged interest in restoring a former one-room schoolhouse on North Street. He hopes to use it for school trips and historical society tours.

"It was originally built in the late 1700s," he told the Reformer.

Reach staff writer Chris Mays at, at @CMaysBR on Twitter and 802-254-2311, ext. 273.