Two vying for selectman’s seat


PERU — Two first-time office seekers have returned nomination papers for a seat on the Board of Selectmen.

Town Clerk Vera Parent said David Vance, a Peru Fire Department volunteer and part-time employee of Med-Care Ambulance Service, and Edward Ferland, a Rumford Public Works Department employee, will face off at the June 8 election.

The top vote-getter for a three-year term will replace longtime Selectman Jim Pulsifer, who is retiring from his position.

Parent said absentee ballots for the selectman’s seat and for the proposed municipal budget will be available at the town office May 10. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Those who wish to have a ballot mailed to them should contact the town office during those hours at 562-4627, as well.

The proposed municipal budget, estimated to be just over $700,000, will be broken into several articles for action.

Voting will take place by referendum from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Peru Town Office in West Peru.

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