Eight Berwick residents vie for open seats after Selectmen recall election

By Amanda Beland, Foster's Daily Democrat (MCT)
Posted Feb. 28, 2012, at 6:01 a.m.

BERWICK, Maine — Eight residents have thrown their hat into the ring to fill the three vacant seats left on the Board of Selectmen after the town ousted three of the five members at the Feb. 13 recall election.

One of the vacancies, previously filled by Vice Chair Joe Chambers, is a two-year term. The other two vacancies, previously held by Chair Jim Ramsey and Selectman Marcia Elton, will be filled until the annual town meeting on June 28, where residents will elect two more individuals to fill those spots for three-year terms.

Four residents filed election papers for Chambers’ position: Richard J. Dichirico, Edward L. Ganiere, Derek G. Gould and Bart E. Haley. Four residents also filed for Ramsey’s and Elton’s former seats: Ernest M. Creveling-Cartier, Bryan E. O’Connor, Kenneth W. Poirier and Derek J. White.

Residents will have a chance to get to know the candidates on March 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall.

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