June 21, 2018
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Hermon voters to elect board members

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

HERMON, Maine — Residents next week will choose Town Council and school committee members and decide four referendum questions.

They also will cast votes on statewide referendum questions and, if they are enrolled in the Democratic, Republican or Green Independent parties, take part in state primary elections.

The polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hermon Elementary School gym.

In this year’s elections, four residents are seeking three Town Council seats, all of which are for three years. All submitted profiles that appeared in the June issue of Hermon Connections, the town newsletter. They are:

• Karen Horn, a retired schoolteacher who lives on Timberview Drive.

• Incumbent Timothy McCluskey, a Spruce Street resident who works for Milton Cat.

• Incumbent Sharon Nickerson, a Philips-Strickland House employee who lives on Nickerson Drive.

• William “Bill” Scott, a Spruce Street resident who did not list his occupation in his profile.

On the school committee side of the ballot, three residents are seeking two seats, also for three years. They are:

• Kimberly Prouty, who is studying nursing and lives on Timberview Drive.

• Ron Sherman, a Hermon Heights resident who did not list an occupation but noted that he moved back to Maine after a five-year hiatus to pursue a career change.

• Incumbent John Snyer, a Beech Ridge Drive resident who works at Hermon Meadows Gold Club.

In local referendum action, voters will be asked if they would rather move the town’s Soldier’s Monument to a spot in front of Hermon Elementary School or keep it at the intersection of Billings Road and Route 2.

In a nonbinding vote, they will decide whether they want to pursue curbside single-stream recycling, though not during the coming fiscal year.

They also will be asked to adopt the school budget they passed last week, and whether they want to continue the school budget validation process for another three years.

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