February 24, 2018
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Milford elects town official

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

MILFORD, Maine — Residents made their picks Tuesday in a pair of contested elections for posts on the Board of Selectmen and school committee.

Up for grabs this year were two selectman positions and one seat on the town’s education panel, according to Town Clerk Dawn Adams.

In a five-way race for two positions on the Board of Selectmen, incumbents Scott Libby and Michael Georgia won their bids for another three years each. Libby was the town’s top vote earner, with 388 ballots cast in his name, while Georgia received 315 votes.

Their challengers were Diane Lacadie, who received 293 votes, Nicholas Higgins, with 153 votes, and Sherry Augur, with 117 votes.

Gary Drinkwater won a three-way race for one school committee seat with 309 votes, beating out incumbent Ann Goodwin’s 263. Karen Martin, who also ran, received 145 votes.

Residents will resume their annual housekeeping business on June 29, when they conduct their annual school budget hearing and town meeting at the Dr. Lewis S. Libby School.

The school budget hearing will begin at 6 p.m. with the town meeting next at 7 p.m. or 15 minutes after the end of the school budget hearing, whichever is later. Annual reports will be available no later than June 22.

Next up is the school validation referendum, which is set for July 8. Polls at the town hall will be open from 3 to 8 p.m. Absentee ballots may be cast after the adjournment of the school budget hearing.

This year’s referendum ballot will include a question asking if the town wants to continue the referendum as a means of validating the vote of the legislative body at the school budget hearing.

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