The Sherborn Board of Selectmen met Thursday night to introduce their newest member Peter Caruso and also to vote to realign the board.
There was not much realignment, however, as the board voted to keep Tom Twining as chair of the board and also to keep Paul DeRensis as vice-chair. Caruso was named clerk.
After being named clerk, Caruso was officially introduced as a member of the board of selectmen.
“I’m excited to be here, to work with you two gentlemen," Caruso said of Twining and DeRensis. "I want to thank you for all the service you’ve been doing all along. I think it’s invaluable to the town what you’ve been doing. I’d also like to thank George Pucci for vacating the seat, but also what he’s done so far. He’s done so much for the town. He’s going to be missed.”
Caruso also thanked his one-time opponent in the selectmen race Ed McGuire who was in attendance at the meeting. McGuire dropped out of the race before the election.
“[McGuire] called me up when he withdrew and I thought that was great. He offered his support and I appreciate that," Caruso said. "I know he’s done great things with the Sherborn School Committee and will continue to do great things with the town. The town would have been well served if it were him sitting here right now.”
“I also thank the residents for their support and encouragement to sit here and take the hits that may be coming,” Caruso said jokingly.
Twining said that Caruso's background in finance will bring a good balance to the board.
“It should be noted that Peter brings a very sharp eye and fine skill and a financial focus to the board that is a match-up to existing skill sets here. We really look forward to his expertise and his guidance in that area. There’s a lot we can learn from Peter so I’m glad to welcome him.”