GRAFTON, Mass.—Dennis D. Flynn, the unofficial voice for a neighborhood that railed against a proposed propane transfer station in North Grafton, pulled nomination papers on Friday for selectman, making him the fourth candidate for two open seats.
Flynn became a vocal presence at selectmen meetings beginning last November when he denounced the Grafton & Upton Railroad’s plans on Westboro Road. Since then, he has consistently appeared whenever the railroad was on the agenda and occasionally butted heads with Jon Delli Priscoli, the owner of the rail line.
“What is happening to our town?” he said in November to the selectmen and the town administrator over the then-unannounced plans to build the propane station.
Flynn is a retired school superintendent with the town of Harvard and a long time resident of Grafton.
He will be joining a crowded field of candidates. Selectmen David Ross and Peter Adams decided not to run for re-election.
The list of those seeking to replace them include former Selectman Craig Dauphinais, former Planning Board Chairman Bruce Spinney, who is running his third campaign, and Zoning Board of Appeals member Robert Nault, a newcomer in the selectmen race.