LINCOLN – Ken Pichette, District 5 Lincoln town councilman, plans to run for re-election in the fall.

"Running for Town Council in 2010 was not something I ever intended to do," said Pichette in a release. "I always loved being part of my community, by coaching baseball, being involved at St. James Church, having been an adult leader in Boy Scouts at Troop 1 Manville, chaperoning LHS band trips etc. But there came a time when I wanted to do more, I was thrilled to move my young family to the great town of Lincoln in 1994 and now I wanted to give back."

He said he has now been serving his constituents for eight years on the Lincoln Town Council, where he has been fortunate to work with "an extremely ethical and genuine" group of town councilmen, as well as Town Administrator T. Joseph Almond, "all giving back to our community in our own ways."

He said he has seen the town grow and improve over his eight years and has "a great sense of pride and accomplishment in having been a part of this."

The Manville area has seen improvements from the Manville Park renovation to many streets and sidewalks reconstructed, and more to come, said Pichette.

He noted that he runs a village cleanup in the spring that brings the community together, and has seen new businesses open and be successful. He added that he's enjoyed interacting with constituents on issues in the district.

"We have purchased more acreage at the Handy Pond Preserve, bringing it to one of the largest parcels of open space in (Lincoln)," he said. "Here people can fish, hike and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors right next to the village of Manville."

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