2018-02-07 / Front Page

Candidates for March 2 elections announced

By Dee Menear Irregular Staff Writer

WESTERN MAINE — Annual Town Meetings for Eustis and New Portland will be held Saturday, March 3 at 9 a.m.


Friday, March 2, Eustis voters will elect one candidate for a three-year board of selectmen term, two three-year terms on the Flagstaff School Board of Directors, and a total of four planning board members — one three-year, two two-year, and one one-year term. Polls will be open 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Eustis Annual Town Meeting will be held in the Eustis Community Building.

All seats are uncontested. On the ballot for selectman is incumbent Stephen St. Jean. School Board Directors Sue Fotter and David Richards are seeking to continue serving as School Board Directors. Lori Lemont is the sole candidate for the three-year planning board seat; and Dwight Gellman and Dawn Whiting are seeking to fill the two two-year planning board terms. There is no candidate on the ballot for the one-year vacancy on the planning board.

Elections in New Portland will take place Friday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Voters will elect one candidate to fill a three-year board of selectman term, three-year RSU #74 School Board of Director term, and three-year town clerk term.


The New Portland Town Meeting will take place in the Community Room.

Candidates for the contested board of selectman vacancy are Andrea Reichert, Lori Agren and Paul Hilenski. Current Selectman Mike Senecal is not seeking reelection. Town Clerk Kristen Mitchell is running unopposed in a bid to continue in her position. Residents will have the opportunity to meet these candidates during the Monday, Feb. 19 board of selectmen meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room.

There is no candidate on the ballot for the School Board Director term. Director Annette Folco is not seeking reelection. Her term expires June 30.

An overview of articles will be available once selectmen in each town have signed the Town Meeting Warrant.

The deadline to submit commentary or Letters to the Editor to run in the Irregular regarding these upcoming elections or town meeting issues is Friday, Feb. 21.

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