Selectman resigns; election set for June

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STRONG – Selectmen have agreed not to fill a vacant board position until the June statewide primary election and Regional School Unit 58 budget vote, Chairman Milt Baston said Monday.

Baston was re-elected Friday, along with a former Selectman Rupert Pratt, in a four-way race for two seats. Incumbent James Burrill and Robert Boyd were the other candidates.

Before Saturday’s town meeting began, Selectman Rebecca Croteau resigned from the board.  She had two years left on her term.

“I have appreciated being on the board and previously have enjoyed it,” she wrote in her letter announcing her decision.

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“This past year, we were a very dysfunctional board,” she said.

She said she did not like some treatment she got from some board members and didn’t like the way some business was conducted, including revisiting of items previously voted on, she wrote.

“There were personality conflicts and personal agendas taking place,” she wrote. She called some of the goings-on “unfair as all of the selectmen are supposed to have equal powers.”

Baston said Croteau was elected previously and resigned, then elected again and has now resigned again.

Nomination papers will be available soon for the June election, he said.

dperry@sunjournal.com

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