DIXFIELD – Voters at town meeting in June will have a slew of candidates to choose from to fill five three-year terms on the Board of Selectmen and SAD 21 Board of Directors.

Four people filed nomination papers for two openings on the Board of Selectmen: Norman Mitchell of East Dixfield, incumbent Eugene Skibitsky, Stephen Donahue and Pamela Pace, all of Dixfield.

One of three SAD 21 directors, incumbent Cynthia Gould of Dixfield, is seeking re-election. Board members Darlene Richard and longtime Chairman Lauren Hebert opted not to run again, Town Clerk Vicki Carrier said.

In addition to Gould, David W. Berry and Leslie Skibitsky, both of Dixfield, are each seeking one of the three available director’s seats.

Elections will be held Tuesday, June 10, in the fire station to coincide with the state referendum instead of Friday, June 6, as was previously advertised, Carrier added.

Newry: Selectmen switch meeting time

NEWRY – Tradition was turned on its head by town officials at Tuesday’s selectmen meeting.

Instead of meeting at 9 a.m. every Tuesday, the board will now meet every Monday at 4:15 p.m. For the past couple of weeks, selectmen have met at 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays to accommodate a board member’s work schedule.

In other town news, longtime Selectman Bill Wight, who declined to seek re-election in March, will be honored with a retirement party starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the Bear River Grange Hall. Those attending have been asked to bring either a vegetable dish or salad to complement other food items provided.


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