2017-09-13 / Front Page

Contested Kingfield race to be determined September 25

By Dee Menear Irregular Staff Writer

KINGFIELD — Brad Orbeton and Walter Kilbreth are seeking to fill a Board of Selectmen seat that has been empty since Heather Moody resigned June 30.

Orbeton is focused on keeping Kingfield thriving. “I don’t want to see Kingfield become another dying Maine town,” he said. He believes growth is dependent on a balance of affordable town services, modern amenities, and unwavering status as a quaint, rural town.

Orbeton’s family moved to Kingfield 1962. He spent three years in the Army, serving in Korea and in the United States. He currently works for the U.S. Postal Service.

He has served the people of Kingfield in varied capacities over the years. He has been the animal control officer and the sextant. He has also served on both the Planning Board and Budget Committee.

Kilbreth, owner of ARC Enterprises Inc., declined a pre-election interview.

The election will take place at Webster Hall during a Special Town Meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 25.

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