First female chair in Hancock County wins caucus with 48 of 79 votes



GREENFIELD — Janice Silvey’s first job as Hancock County Republican Party chair was to finish the caucus that appointed her. But she couldn’t do it without a little help from the woman who ran against her, Tara Armstrong.

“Do you mind if I help her?” Armstrong jokingly asked the crowd of more than 100, after Silvey faltered in closing the special caucus held Monday night to replace former party chairman Michael Griffin.

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