NORTH READING — After two months of complete lack of interest, a three year seat on the Community Planning Commission is now drawing interest from two write-in candidates in the May town election.

Mark DeSimone, 45 Linwood Ave., and former Selectman Joe Veno both informed the Transcript they intend to run as write–in candidates for the three–year CPC seat in the May 5 town election.

DeSimone was the only person to pull nomination papers for the CPC seat but he returned the papers a few minutes after the 5 p.m. deadline on March 17 and thus could not be listed on the ballot. Read the full story in next week’s Transcript.