May 27, 2018
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P.I. council, school candidates unopposed

By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Candidates for municipal and school board seats in the city all are seeing the same thing this year: a lack of competition.

Nancy Nichols, city clerk and deputy tax collector, said Tuesday that two seats are open on the City Council this year, while three seats are open to represent three sections of the city on the SAD 1 school board.

Two familiar faces are running for the two open seats on the council. Incumbents Walt Elish and Jennifer Trombley both are termed-out and are running unopposed for the seats.

Elish serves as council chairman, while Trombley is in her second four-year term on the council.

Three city residents are running for the three open seats on the school board. Robert Cawley is aiming to represent section 5 on the board. Lori Kenneson is on the ballot to represent section 9, while Amy Billings is on the ballot to represent section 14.

Voters in Presque Isle also will be asked to approve SAD 1’s plan to comply with the school consolidation law enacted by the Legislature. The plan seeking approval will have SAD 1 (Castle Hill, Chapman, Mapleton, Presque Isle, Westfield) consolidate with nearby SAD 32 (Ashland, Garfield Plantation, Masardis, Oxbow Plantation, Portage Lake).

Voting in Presque Isle will take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 4 at the William V. Haskell Community Center.

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