POLAND – Voters on Friday will choose between three candidates for two seats on the Board of Selectmen.

Incumbents David W. Corcoran and Reginald “Bud” Jordan are seeking re-election to their three-year positions as selectmen/assessors/overseers of the poor. The third candidate is Glen P. Peterson.

Corcoran, 42, is currently serving as chairman of the Board of Selectmen. He is seeking re-election to his third consecutive term. Corcoran served one other term on the board a few years ago. He is a self-employed carpenter.

Corcoran hopes to see several projects the town began during the past year completed in the next three years. They include the proposed addition to the town garage and the proposed merger of the fire and rescue departments. The board frequently discussed both proposals in recent months.

Jordan, 67, has served 22 years on the Board of Selectmen. He is also employed by the town’s Highway Department as road foreman. Jordan plans to retire in June. He has worked for the town continuously since 1960 and worked there several years earlier. Jordan, his wife, brother and daughter have collectively worked for the town for 150 years.

He said he hopes to attract small commercial development to Poland during the next three years. “I’d like to help to get some small business here to help offset property taxes.”

Peterson, 46, currently serves as chairman of the town’s Cable Advisory Committee. He is a self-employed working artist, gold investor and real estate speculator.

“My intent is to establish better communications between the town and the municipal boards,” Peterson said.

He said he hopes to improve public access television coverage of municipal meetings and to establish a town Web site that lists agendas, minutes, ordinances and public notices.

Peterson said he is running for the Board of Selectmen to give voters a choice above and beyond the incumbents.

Two incumbents are running unopposed for re-election to the School Committee. They are John W. Conway and Ira A. Levine. Both positions are three-year terms.

Lorrie A. Young is running unopposed for a seat on the Library Board of Trustees. She is not an incumbent.

Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the town hall.

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