Durham openings lack candidates


DURHAM — One month after the annual town election that left some seats unfilled, there are still no candidates for two boards in the upcoming special town election.

The deadline to file for the seats was Thursday, Town Clerk Shannon Plourde said.

As it stands, voters will fill one opening on the RSU 5 Board of Directors that runs through 2012 vacated by Melinda McKechnie; and one seat on the Budget Committee that runs through 2011, which was vacated by Deborah Larrabee, who was elected to the Board of Selectmen by write-ins.

It will be deja vu for a single opening on the Board of Selectmen that will expire in 2012. Norman Newell and Gregory Wilson, who were defeated in the April 2 municipal election, along with Erla Coburn, a newcomer to local politics, will vie for the selectman seat vacated by Dan Hume, who resigned.

The election will be held on June 8, the same day as the RSU 5 school budget referendum and the state primary election. For more information about the election or absentee ballots, call Plourde at 353-2561, extension 11.